Burundi wants coup plotters arrested

Onesime Nduwimana

Onesime Nduwimana

BUJUMBURA. —Burundi prosecutor yesterday urged foreign governments to arrest all exiled Burundians who planned the May 13-14, 2015 coup and hand them over to the country’s judiciary so that they can answer for their crimes.

According to Agnes Bangiricenge, the secretary general of Burundi’s Supreme Court, authorities are seeking 34 people who include 21 civilians and 12 security officers.

Some of the 21 civilians include the former vice-president of the republic Bernard Busokoza of UPRONA party, former spokesman for the presidency Leonidas Hatungimana of the ruling party CNDD FDD and the ruling party’s former spokesman Onesime Nduwimana.

Former journalists are also being sought and they include Nduwimana Patrick who was running Bonesha FM, a private radio station, Bob Rugurika who was running the popular African Public Radio and Innocent Muhozi who was running Renaissance radio-television.

Former human rights defenders also feature on the list of people suspected of involvement in last year’s failed coup. — Xinhua.

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