04/26/2018

Urgent Action Update: Burundian Prisoner of Conscience on Trial (Burundi: 32.18)


Germain Rukuki remains in prison after appearing before court for the second time on 3 April 2018 for several charges relating to his human rights work. Germain was arrested in July 2017 in the capital Bujumbura. He is the president of a community organization called Njabutsa Tujane and an employee of the Burundian Catholic Lawyers Association.

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Germain Rukuki remains in prison after appearing before court for the second time on 3 April 2018 for several charges relating to his human rights work. Germain was arrested in July 2017 in the capital Bujumbura. He is the president of a community organization called Njabutsa Tujane and an employee of the Burundian Catholic Lawyers Association.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Burundian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Germain Rukuki;
  • Calling on them to ensure that he has regular access to his family and his lawyer pending his release;
  • Calling on them to ensure his is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Urging them to end intimidation and harrassment against human rights defenders.

Contact these two officials by 7 June, 2018:

Minister of Justice
Aimee Laurentine Kanyana
Ministry of Justice
BP 1305
Bujumbura, Burundi
Twitter: @AimeeLaurentine
Salutation: Dear Minister

Benjamin Manirakiza, Chargé d’Affaires
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 408, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 342 2574  I  Fax: 1 202 342 2578
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 32.18

Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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