Letter to Baroness Ashton: As political space shrinks in Burundi, the EU must ensure human rights a

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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission

Cc: Koen Vervaeke, Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region, EEAS Erminia Notarangelo, Head of Division, Central Africa and Great Lakes, EEAS Francesca Cardona, Desk Officer Burundi, EEAS Council Working Group on Human Rights (COHOM) Council Working Group on Africa (COAFR)

05/08/2014 – Ahead of Burundi’s 2015 presidential, legislative and communal elections, Amnesty International’s report, ‘Burundi: Locked down: A shrinking of political space’, documents increasing violations of individuals’ rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly, including the harassment and intimidation of critical voices by the Government of Burundi.