Burkina Faso Armed Struggle: The UN expressed concern over the death of civilians killed in clashes between the army and rebels in the West African country of Burkina Faso. Expressing concern over the matter, the UN Human Rights Commission has demanded a quick and transparent investigation.
The bodies of 28 Muslim men were found in Burkina Faso’s northwestern city of Nouna on New Year’s Eve. Burkinabe civil society organizations alleged that they were killed by an auxiliary force of the government-backed Homeland Defense Volunteers (VDP).
‘Investigation should be done fast’
Volker Turk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the death of at least 28 people in Burkina Faso should be swiftly investigated. He further said that he is insisting on increasing the number of volunteers to protect the human rights of the citizens there.
‘International law not being followed in Burkino’
The United Nations Human Rights Office issued a statement on this, saying that it is very important to follow international human rights laws in Burkina, and human rights laws need to be followed here now. These days Burkino is going through a struggle between two groups and there is an atmosphere of political instability. In the year 2022, there has been a military coup twice there.
What did the UN chief say on the coup?
The world community has condemned the coup in Burkina Faso. UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed his deep concern over the situation in Burkina Faso. Guterres’ spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement, “The Secretary-General strongly condemns any attempt to seize power by force of arms and calls upon all leaders We call upon the people to refrain from violence and work through dialogue.”