BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) --
The Burundi government said on Thursday it
is going to sue the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for
publishing a “fake” documentary on alleged killings of
government opponents by the Burundian intelligence agency.
“We are going to sue
the BBC. Burundi as a state will be compensated, and so will be
Burundian people and agents that have been defamed in that video
published by the BBC,” said Burundian Justice Minister Aimee
Laurentine Kanyana in Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi, after
visiting a house with foreign diplomats accredited to Burundi,
where the killing was allegedly made.
The BBC on Dec. 2
published a documentary that talks about six places in various
neighborhoods of Bujumbura where government opponents were
allegedly killed or tortured by Burundi’s National Intelligence
Service after the outbreak of Burundi’s 2015 crisis triggered by
the third term bid of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.
The described human
blood that was seen flowing in a drainage channel in front of
the visited house in southern Bujumbura in the BBC documentary
was the blood of goats, said the minister.
National Media Council has suspended the BBC radio station from
broadcasting on the Burundian territory for six months since May
7 for violating principles of “balance of information” and
“rigorous verification” of sources.
expected expiration date has passed, the suspension has not been
Burundi accuses Rwandan
soldiers of arresting 4 Burundian fishermen
(Xinhua) -- The Burundi public security
ministry on Monday accused the Rwandan marine of arresting four
Burundian fishermen Sunday in Lake Rweru waters in Kirundo
province, northern Burundi.
The fishermen were
“abducted” by the Rwandan marine, spokesperson for Burundian
Ministry of Public Security and Disaster Management Pierre
Nkurikiye said on Twitter.
“unlawfully captured” by Rwandan soldiers at about 2:30 a.m.
Sunday as they were in Burundian waters, said Kirundo governor
Alain Tribert Mutabazi in an interview with Burundi National
Radio. Rwanda shares Lake Rweru with Burundi.
Mutabazi, one of the fishermen has evaded from the Rwandan
Burundi and Rwanda have deteriorated after Burundi accused
Rwanda of hosting and supporting perpetrators of the 2015 coup
plot against Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza..