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Video Highlights Leading Burundian Human Rights Activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Unjust Detention

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. (Screen capture from YouTube video)
Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. (Screen capture from YouTube
video)

By HRQ
Leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014.



Mbonimpa, 66, is the president of the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons (Association pour la protection des droits humains et des personnes d├ętenues, APRODH), one of the main human rights groups in Burundi. He was arrested on May 15 after speaking on the radio about allegations that young Burundians were being armed and given military training in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

“Pierre Claver Mbonimpa should be considered an asset to Burundi, not a threat,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director. “The Burundian authorities should drop all charges against him and free him.”


Reprinted with permission from Human Rights Watch.


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