The Burundi affair

This report was written by William J. Butler, to the ICJ, and George Obiozor, to the Defense and Education Fund of the International League for the Rights of Man.

The authors “examined all of the pertinent documents and newspaper clippings, and in addition, visited with the Burundi Ambassador to the United Nations. The comments expressed herein are not necessarily those of the organizations to which the undersigned are attached, but are offered in the spirit of focusing public opinion not only on a ‘consistent pattern of gross violations of fundamental freedoms’ but also on the need to provide social and economic aid to developing countries in the second state of decolonization, so that political liberty and freedom can develop uninhibited by social and political unrest or tribal conflict.”

Burundi-affair-thematic report-1972-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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