US sanctions on Burundi officials
Nov 24, NY: As the violence continues in Burundi, the United States has put sanctions on the four Burundi officials in connection to it. The officials that are under US sanctions are Public Security Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, deputy director of the national police, Godefroid Bizimana, former intelligence chief Godefroid Niymombare and former Defence Minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye.
These four would face an asset freeze and visa restrictions. The US said that President Pierre Nkurunziza's pursuit of a third term has "precipitated" violence which has left at least 240 dead since April.
The violence increased in recent weeks, with bodies found on the streets on a daily basis.
The White House said it had received "multiple, credible, and ongoing reports of targeted killings, arbitrary arrests, torture, and political repression by security forces, as well as violence and abuses by youth militia affiliated with the ruling party".
The Oslo Times