This 12 september 2018, the burundi Parliament met in plenary at the Kigobe hemicycle to proceed with the approval of two new commissioners of the CNIDH(Burundi National commission for human rights replacing those who have completed their terms. There were 52 applications for the two vacant places.Gilbert Bécaud Njangwa (Tutsi) and Amb. Rose Ntawe (Hutu) approved by Burundi Parliament as new commissioners of the CNIDH at 86 and 87 votes respectively. But this approval has sparked harsh criticisms from the Burundi regime opponents, claiming that the newly elected head of the CNIDH has played a major role in repressions against opponents of the government of Burundi.
#Burundi la nomination de @gnjangwa à la #CNIDH est un affront au peuple et au mouvement des droits humains au Burundi. Cet hoe a été particulièrement marqué par l’utilisation d’un discours de la haine et l’incitation à la violence en 2016 @lpjd75 @nshingamateka pic.twitter.com/mV52UuIt43
— NSHIMIRIMANA Vital (@VitalRuyaga) September 12, 2018
The example of those critics is Vital Nshimirimana, who lodged his formal protest via Twitter: “The appointment of Gilbert Bécaud Njangwa at the CNIDH is an affront to the people and the human rights movement in Burundi. This man was particularly marked by the use of a hate speech and incitement to violence in 2016”, Vital Nshimirimana wrote on Twitter.
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