Burundi Under Fire for Expelling UN Human Rights Team

Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday why his government had thrown out a U.N. team that the council, with Burundi's backing, had sent to investigate human rights abuses in the country. Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Kate Gilmore told the council that her office could not deliver a promised report on human rights in Burundi because the government had not cooperated with the team members, who were deployed in March and then were told that their visas were canceled in April. "It is a matter of concern...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 11 September

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