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Burundian human rights defender arbitrarily arrested, dubiously charged

In a letter to the Ambassador of Burundi in Canada, CJFE condemns the arbitrary arrest of Burundi human rights defender Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa. The dubious charges leveled against him include spreading false rumours to incite an uprising, in relation to comments he made over the radio.

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Constitutional Court quashes several repressive provisions of Burundian media law

In response to a petition from the Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ), the Constitutional Court has quashed certain provisions of the media law that was promulgated on 4 June 2013. The court’s ruling, issued on 7 January, invalidated articles providing for huge increases in fines and other penalties that could be imposed on journalists in an arbitrary manner.

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