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Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

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Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

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Source: United Nations

Headline: Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his concern at inflammatory statements by public officials that could constitute incitement to violence including, most recently, by a senior official of the ruling CNDD-FDD political party.

In a statement on 16 August 2016 that was published on the CNDD-FDD website, Pascal Nyabenda, who was at the time President of the CNDD-FDD party and President of the National Assembly, suggested that the genocide in Rwanda was a fabrication of the international community, (“montages genocidaires contre le Gouvernement dit Hutu de Kigali”) that was used to remove the Hutu government that was in place at the time.

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