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Burundi Lawyers' Jobs Threatened for Talking to UN Committee

The U.N. Committee against Torture is expressing "grave concern" about reports that four Burundi lawyers are facing disbarment as retribution for giving information to the group. A statement by the committee Monday urged the Burundian government to provide "urgent reassurances" that no lawyers or activists would face reprisals for cooperating with the committee. It said the four lawyers — Armel Niyongere, Lambert Nigarura, Dieudonne Bashirahishize and Vital...

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