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An independent United Nations human rights expert voiced his deep concern over the diminishing freedom of expression and association in Burundi, warning that violations of these freedoms imperil the rule of law in the African Great Lakes country. In recent weeks, several journalists, political opponents and representatives of civil society and trade unions have been intimidated and harassed while exercising these basic rights, according to Akich Okola, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi. He is calling for the immediate release of those who have been arrested.

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