The United States is deeply troubled by President Ndayishimiye’s remarks targeting certain vulnerable and marginalized Burundians.  We call on all of Burundi’s leaders to respect the inherent dignity and inalienable rights, including equal access to justice, of every member of Burundian society.  Such efforts are an essential precursor to spur the economic growth necessary to improve conditions for all Burundians.

U.S. Department of State

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