Hundreds of people have been killed in Burundi since the disputed third-term election of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The government denies responsibility, blaming terrorists instead, but banned human-rights groups and victims point to the police.
The UN is accusing Burundi's government of severe human rights violations. Burundi says it is the target of an international conspiracy. Is this case headed for the International Criminal Court in The Hague?
A team of UN investigators has urged the International Criminal Court to open an inquiry into ongoing crimes against humanity in Burundi "as soon as possible." They also slammed Burundi government for not cooperating.
Former Burundian President Domitien Ndayizeye has said that he was threatened by the coordinator of the ruling party's youth wing, the Imbonerakure. But has vowed not to flee the country.
Burundi's government and opposition alliance plan to meet at the end of July for talks to end the country's two-year political conflict. As tensions escalate, this goal looks less likely by the day.
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