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Burundi: Lawyer’s Conviction a Travesty of Justice

By Human Rights Watch
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(Nairobi) – The decision in the Court of Appeal of Ngozi to uphold the conviction and five-year prison sentence for a lawyer who had been affiliated to a human rights group in Burundi was a travesty of justice, Human Rights Watch and five other international human rights groups said today. The following is their statement: Shocking Decision as Appeal Court Upholds Conviction of Lawyer Tony Germain Nkina Six international human rights groups – Amnesty International, the Burundi Human Rights Initiative, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), Human Rights Watch,…


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