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Whistleblower Barrister Expelled for Denoucing Dictatorial Trends in Burundi

Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 31 January 2014 @ 20:34 pm | 1 Comment

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Isidore Rufyikiri, Barrister at the Bujumbura Court in Burundi has been expelled from the Bar Association for denouncing dictatorial practices by the regime in power [1] [fr] :

J'ai osé dénoncer ce que les autres n'osent pas dénoncer, à savoir la dérive vers l'instauration d'un régime dictatorial au Burundi et la mise en place d'une milice à l'instar des Interahamwe du Rwanda

I dared to denounce what others do not dare to speak of, namely the drift towards the establishment of a dictatorial regime in Burundi and the establishment of a militia like the Interahamwe in Rwanda

According to the ministry of justice, the reason for his expulsion is that his message threatened homeland security.

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[1] dictatorial practices by the regime in power: http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/ARTJAWEB20140129143434/burundi-justice-burundaise-gouvernement-burundais-isidore-rufyikiri-burundi-le-batonnier-de-bujumbura-radie-pour-avoir-denonce-une-derive-dictatoriale-au-burundi.html

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