CNDD-FDD government murders 16, jails journalists who exposed ruling party's lies
In August, senior members of every major opposition party in Burundi - together with leaders of several more minor parties - were arrested and charged with conspiring to overthrow the government. The authorities have failed to present any evidence to support these charges, which are widely believed to be nothing more than a pretext for suppressing the political opposition.
At the same time as journalists and democratically elected politicans have been imprisoned without trial, and "FNL suspects" extrajudicially murdered, the Burundian government has offered immunity from prosecution to the leadership of Palipehutu-FNL, the group which carried out the Titanic Express and Gatumba massacres.
Click here to email CNDD-FDD spokesman Willy Nyamitwe, urging his government to free Serge Nibizi and Domitile Kiramvu, and end the suppression of the independent media in Burundi.
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