Burundi: Enforced disappearances in Burundi do not seem to be a great deal of concern for the United Nations

Burundi: Enforced disappearances in Burundi do not seem to be a great deal of concern for the United Nations
The whole world celebrates every year on August 30, a day of missing people. Before going into detail, see together what the international community calls  » forced disappearance  ». According to the declaration on the protection of all persons against the enforced disappearances, proclaimed by the General Assembly in its resolution A / RES / 47/133 of 1992, there is enforced disappearance when « persons are arrested, detained or removed against their will or otherwise deprived of their freedom by government agents, from any service or at any level, by groups organized or by individuals, who act on behalf of the Government or with its direct support or indirect, permission or assent, and then refuse to reveal the fate of these persons or where they are, or to admit that they are deprived of freedom, subtracting them to the protection of the law. « 
The forced disappearance is therefore a serious violation of almost all human rights. Here is a small list: the right to recognition as a person before the law; the right to freedom and security of the person; the right not to be subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment; The right to life, when the missing person is killed; the right to an identity; the right to a fair trial and judicial guarantees; the right to an effective remedy, including compensation and compensation; The right to know the truth about the circumstances of a disappearance.
It is said that in addition to this list, forced disappearances generally violate various economic, social and cultural rights, both for victims and for their families: the right to the protection and assistance of the family; the right to an adequate standard of living; the right to health; the right to education.
The Statute of Rome of the International Criminal Court, entered into force on 1 July 2002, as well as the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons against Enforced Disappearances, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 20, 2006, stipulate whereas when it is committed in the context of a generalized or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, the « forced disappearance » is considered a crime against humanity and, consequently, is not subject to a limitation period. It gives the families of the victims the right to ask for compensation, and to demand the truth about the disappearance of their relatives.
This is a certain light on the definition and human rights violated in case of enforced disappearance. And when one observes what is done in our country, generally, it is rare that a person removed by the services of the State (the SNR or the army or police and even the militia Imbonerakure) is still alive. Why ? Because the person is seriously tortured during the interrogation until death or up to a state where even these criminals cannot dare to present it in a prison or other service. The choice is therefore simple, the person is completed, and they will throw it away from his place of origin and the local administration quickly loads it to bury it before any identification. Or, the person is put in a bag, with heavy stones and is thrown into a river; The corpse cannot go back on surface out of the water.
This practice is common in Burundi, is the tactic of CNDD-FDD system since taking power. Cases of enforced disappearances are much increased since 2015. Pacific Nininahazwe in his Ndondeza program says they have a list of 250 people missing since 2015. A much lower number in real terms because these cases are documented cases usually escape the vigilance of all this machine set up by the CNDD-FDD power and does everything to hide the bodies of those abducted and killed.
Despite being a case of fragrance, we note with regret that the United Nations, the African Union and even less the community of African States East seem not to worry about the crimes committed in Burundi and have a magnitude of a real genocide. The reasons seem unknown. But the general consensus is that when power is already in place, regardless of how he was elected (by cheating or not) when it comes to silence its population, the international community will cooperate with him in a way or another. Everyone agrees that such enforced disappearance practices are characteristic of dictatorial powers but leaves but does not react arguing the principle of respect for sovereignty. A sovereign state that kills its people! And they call themselves democratic states when these abuses are usually perpetrated on alleged political opponents for the sole purpose of forever retain power.
Another reason often cited by experts in security of states is that the forced disappearance of practice exists in almost all states, but to different degrees. It is for this reason that states have difficulty to speak out against the practice inhumane and propose sanctions to states that exceed acceptable limits, such as Burundi. Pierre Krähenbühl, ICRC director believes that  » it is imperative to deal with this tragedy and help the families of missing to shed light on the fate of their relatives. Not knowing whether a loved one is dead or alive causes anxiety, anger and a deep sense of injustice, and impossible for relatives to mourn and move on.  » Burundi will remain in this state until when?
URN HITAMWONEZA regrets that the CNDD-FDD continued to govern the country by terror, by making enforced disappearance a weapon to silence anyone who dares to say what’s wrong in the country. It would also address the President Evariste Ndayishimiye beginning to denounce the lack of justice in a country that is supposed to lead. As we know only acting, rather we ask the people of Burundi to stand up as one man to say no to that power and his CNDD-FDD system. All these leaders who were involved in crimes of blood or economic crimes must be removed and brought before the competent courts. Once dismissed, the international community says no word about the crimes they are committing today take before condemning them and send them to the ICC (International Criminal Court). Take the front as Burundians, doing our best to free ourselves of this power, the others will do their part after.

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