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2015 Human Rights Watch report on Africa hits hard at Burundi

2015 Human Rights Watch report on Africa hits hard at Burundi

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The Human Right watch has published its report on the situation of human rights in Africa in the year 2015.

Burundi falls guilty under the eyes of the U.S-based organisation for serious human rights violations, with the main victims being journalists, civil society activists and the opposition. The situation has worsened in the country since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his disputed candidacy for a third term last year.

“Hundreds of people have been killed in the violence. Many have died in the hands of Burundi security forces while others were killed by armed opposition groups and others by unidentified assailants. Everyday at Human Rights Watch, we receive information on murders,” emphasized Babatunde Olugbeje, assistant programs director at Human Rights watch.

In Nigeria, the report denounces the growing impunity in the country.

Other countries in the Human Rights Watch bad books include South Sudan, where the organization highlights violations that affect civilians.

The war between President Salva Kiir’s troops and those of his former vice president, Rieck Machar are responsible for these atrocities.

In Nigeria, the report denounces the growing impunity in the country.

“We are concerned that the Nigerian government does not respect court decisions ordering the release on bail of prosecuted persons. More recently, investigation promises to allegations of violations of human rights by security forces, including killings, torture, enforced disappearances, have not been kept, and that drew our concern,” declared Babatunde Olugboji.

In general, repression and political pressure were at the heart of human rights violation in sub-Saharan Africa last year, according to the organisation.