September 29, 2022 marked a year that the Court of Appeal of Ngozi upheld the conviction and five-year prison sentence of Burundian lawyer, Tony Germain Nkina. He was arrested on October 13, 2020, charged with endangering international state security, and convicted on June 15, 2021 for “collaborating with rebels who attacked Burundi.” However, the evidence presented against him indicates that his prosecution is motivated by his former human rights work. The hearing of his appeal of the Court of Appeal of Ngozi’s decision is scheduled on October 7, 2022. Amnesty International continues to call for Tony Germain Nkina’s immediate and unconditional release.TAKE ACTION:
- Please take action as-soon-as possible. This Urgent Action expires on November 29, 2022.
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