United Nations committee expresses deep concern over situation in Burundi.

A United Nations committee against torture is having “grave concern” as a result of threats to of bar four Burundi lawyers from practice for contributing to its review of the country’s recent chaos.

A Burundi prosecutor is currently seeking that the president of the bar council in Bujumbura, de-lists the lawyers; accusing them of numerous offences including being involved in an attempted coup.

Meanwhile, the authorities in Burundi have declined further participation in dialogue with the UN committee.

Burundi has been in turmoil since its president ran for a disputed third term last year and the committee will publish a report on its findings, with contribution from non-governmental groups including the four lawyers, on Friday.



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