Agathon Rwasa

Ce site web publie les atrocités des rebelles FNL du Burundi et mène une campagne pour traduire en justice le dirigeant des FNL, Agathon Rwasa. Nous essayons aussi de mettre à nue la question d'impunité en génerale. This website aims to highlight atrocities by the Burundian FNL rebels, and campaigns to see FNL leader Agathon Rwasa brought to justice. We also aim to highlight the issue of impunity worldwide.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

CNDD-FDD government murders 16, jails journalists who exposed ruling party's lies

The day after Amnesty International revealed more details about the 16 alleged "FNL suspects" murdered by Burundian security forces in August, the Burundian government has jailed two journalists from the country's leading independent radio station, Radio Publique Africaine, who helped expose fraudulent claims by the ruling CNDD-FDD party of an alleged coup plot.

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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