Burundi threatens to quit human-rights council

September 14, 2018

Last week, Burundi threatened to quit the U.N. Human Rights Council over “politicization” following a report by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi that found “reasonable grounds to believe” the government had committed crimes against humanity in 2017 and 2018. The report describes summary executions, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, sexual violence and disappearances. […]

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