Continued Violence against Human Rights Defenders, Journalists and Protestors in Burundi

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

IW The Netherlands, is extremely concerned by the ongoing violent crackdown on protestors and condemns the brazen violations by the authorities of the legitimate right of Burundians to freedom of assembly and association. IW condemns the move by the Burundian authorities to target the independent media and human rights defenders in Burundi, constituting flagrant violations of the right to freedom of expression. IW notes with great concern that the events of the last few days threaten the fragile stability of the country.


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