BURUNDI HUMAN RIGHT CRISIS:
EACSOF is keenly following up on the human rights crisis in Burundi. EACSOF filled a case against the Burundian government at the East Africa court of justice on the 16th day of November 2015. The case was to request the court to ascertain whether the current president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunzinza can lawfully run for a third term in light of the relevant provisions of Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi (Arusha Accord) of 2000 and the Burundi Constitution of 2005.
Recently, Hon Hafsa Mossi who was Chair of the Burundi Chapter of EALA and the Assembly’s Women’s Caucus, was shot by unknown assailants on July 13th, 2016 in Eastern Mutanga in Bujumbura. EACSOF wrote a condolence letter to EALA on the assassination of Hon. Ms. Hafsa Mossi, other high-profile Burundians, as well as ordinary Burundian citizens in the republic of Burundi. The letter was mentioned during the EALA Special Sitting on 21st July 2016.
In the letter EACSOF recommended the following to the legislative assembly:
- Celebrate the life and service of the late Hon. Hafsa Mossi, MP
- Condemn her brutal assassination, as well as those of other high-‐profile Burundians and Burundians from all walks of life
- Take appropriate measures for independent investigation and/ or inquiry into the assassinations of the late Hon. Hafsa Mossi, MP, other high-‐profile Burundians and possibly all the other victims for report to the Assembly.
- Revisit the process initiated by the Citizen’s Petition to the Assembly, the subsequent public Hearings, the Report to the EAC Summit, and deliberate on the appropriate follow-‐ up measures by the Assembly itself, and by other organs and institutions of the EAC.
CONDOLENCE OF THE CITIZENS OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) ON THE ASSASSINATION OF HON. MS. HAFSA MOSSI, OTHER HIGH-PROFILE BURUNDIANS, AS WELL AS ORDINARY BURUNDIAN CITIZENS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI
RESOLUTION OF THE ASSEMBLY TO CONDEMN THE KILLING OF, AND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE HON. HAFSA MOSS