House of Lords written question – answered on 15th November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Chidgey Lord Chidgey Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of measures taken against Burundian civil society and journalists, including the arrest of Jean Claude Kavumbagu and Faustin Ndikumana, and statements by the Minister of Interior and the Police Director General to the effect that journalists and civil society should not be working on justice and security issues.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

We are aware of the arrest of Burundian journalists Jean Claude Kavumbagu and Faustin Ndikumana on security related charges and are following developments in these cases closely, together with EU partners.

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