Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern about an attack against the wife of an opposition leader
We were asked yesterday about an attack that took place on Sunday against the wife of the opposition leader in Burundi, and I have the following to say:
The Secretary-General has expressed his concern at the report of an apparent assassination attempt on Sundayagainst Annonciate Haberisoni, wife of Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, as Burundi prepares for general elections in two months. This act threatens to heighten tensions and entrench polarization and distrust.
The Secretary-General urges the Burundian authorities to promptly launch a thorough and impartial investigation into the incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Secretary-General recalls the signing a week ago of the Charter on non-violence and urges all political parties in Burundi to publicly condemn all forms of political violence and acts of incitement to hatred or violence, in line with the Constitution of Burundi and the Arusha Accord.