SENIOR FNL COMMANDANT ARRESTED BY GOVERNMENT FORCES - A MAJOR BLOW TO THE FNL - JUSTICE FOR GATUMBA?
This campaign congratulates the Burundian government for a decisive first step towards justice. We urge that Nzabampema be tried promptly and fairly, and that he be treated humanely.
As the FNL's Chief of Operations around Bujumbura, a job held by Agathon Rwasa until he became overall leader, Nzabampema is implicated in war crimes and crimes against humanity, which include the systematic killing of civilians, the forcible recruitment of child soldiers, torture, the theft and destruction of civilian property. If he was in the job on August 13th 2004, then he will also have had command responsibility for the troops who carried out the Gatumba attack.
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