According to UN data, 430 people were killed in Burundi after President Nkurinziza launched its political campaign
The violences in Burundi leading to the death of hundreds of people will be investigated by the international war crimes court. The UN Commission on Human Rights estimates that after the political crisis starting a year ago, more than 430 people died.
Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, has announced that “detailing acts of killing, imprisonment, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence, as well as cases of enforced disappearances” took place in Burundi after president Nkurinziza launched its election campaign that led to massive protests repressed with violence and brutality.
“At least 3,400 people have been arrested and over 230,000 Burundians forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries,” she added, underlining that the ICC had “repeatedly called upon all involved to refrain from violence, warning that those alleged to be committing crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the ICC could be held individually accountable”.
Nevertheless, the International Criminal Court will most probably need years to complete the investigations and apply penalties.