UN shuts human rights office in Burundi


Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General


Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, the U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Tuesday, expressing “deep regret”.

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Bachelet said Burundi’s government had declared that it had made sufficient progress in human rights, so that the existence of the U.N. office was no longer justified.

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