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Burundi: 21 international and Burundian human rights organisations condemn new irregularities in the case of Germain Rukuki

, Index number: AFR 16/0129/2019

Almost four months after his appeal hearing at the Bujumbura Court of Appeal on 26 November 2018, the judicial case file of Burundian human rights defender, Germain Rukuki, has gone missing. In December 2018, the Government of Burundi decided to divide the Bujumbura Court of Appeal into three separate appeal courts, and the file apparently went missing during the reorganization.

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