Posted by: APO | 6 February 2017

Burundi: United Nations Experts Raise Alarm at Growing Repression of Non-Governmental Organizations and Human Rights Defenders

A group of United Nations human rights experts* today condemned the recent ban and provisional suspension of a number of civil society organizations in Burundi, and warned about “the obstructive, restrictive and stigmatizing effect of recent legislation on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in a context of growing repression of human rights defenders.” On 19 October 2016, the Burundian authorities… Read more on


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