Burundi: Further information: Lawyer detained arbitrarily for nearly 2-yrs: Tony Germain Nkina

Index Number: AFR 16/6062/2022

29 September 2022 marked a year that the Court of Appeal of Ngozi upheld the conviction and five-year prison sentence of Burundian lawyer, Tony Germain Nkina. He was arrested on 13 October 2020, charged with endangering international state security, and convicted on 15 June 2021 for “collaborating with rebels who attacked Burundi.” However, the evidence presented against him indicates that his prosecution is motivated by his former human rights work. The hearing of his appeal of the Court of Appeal of Ngozi’s decision is scheduled on 7 October. Amnesty International continues to call for Tony Germain Nkina’s immediate and unconditional release.

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