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Burundi: Missing Human Rights Defender Believed Killed: Marie-Claudette Kwizera

, Index number: AFR 16/1245/2019

In a report published on 13 September 2019, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi indicated that Marie-Claudette Kwizera, a human rights defender and treasurer of Ligue Iteka, a leading human rights organization in Burundi, was killed a few days after she was abducted on 10 December 2015 by members of the National Intelligence Service. The Minister of Justice must instruct the Prosecutor General to open a prompt, thorough, impartial and effective investigation into her abduction and killing.