Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski Travels to Burundi

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 29, 2015

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will travel to Burundi April 29 – 30. The Assistant Secretary will reiterate U.S. disappointment with Burundian President Nkurunziza’s decision to disregard the Arusha Agreements to run for a third term in office. He will also urge all actors to reject violence to safeguard the gains Burundi and its people have achieved since 2005. The Assistant Secretary will also express concern about the Burundian government’s decision to close radio stations and further restrict freedom of assembly, association, and expression.

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