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Burundi: Implement Court Decisions and Release Christa Kaneza

Index Number: AFR 16/5043/2021

We, the undersigned human rights non-governmental organizations, call on you, in your capacity as Minister of Justice, to implement without further delay the court decisions granting provisional release to Christa Kaneza. The failure to implement the court decision is an affront to the rule of law and amounts to a violation of her right to a fair trial guaranteed under article 38 of the Burundian Constitution, article 7 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which the country is a state party.

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