International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen “no sign of positive evolution” in the country since June.
That’s according to Fatsah Ouguergouz, head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, who has expressed concern over allegations of human rights violations and the restriction of certain freedoms.
The Commission will present its latest report to the UN Human Rights Council in September.
It is based on the testimonies of Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries and in Europe, as well as of people who remain in the East African country, which has been in turmoil since April 2015 following the President’s decision to run for a contested third term.
Mr Ouguergouz spoke to Alpha Diallo.