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UN denounces rights violations in Burundi

[JURIST] Ismael Diallo, Chief of the Human Rights Division of the UN Operation in Burundi [official website], has deplored ongoing rights violations in the central African state, indicating that 53 summary executions of civilians were reported in Burundi in July 2005 alone. The majority of human rights violations have happened in Bujumbura Rural, a province west of the capital Bujumbura where a conflict between the government army and the rebel forces is still ongoing. Diallo encouraged Burundian police and courts to work with the UN to help protect human rights in Burundi and urged the government to punish those responsible while supporting a UN investigation. Read a UN press release on the ongoing rights violations. Angola Press has more.

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