Bujumbura, Burundi – During the release of a little over 700 prisoners pardoned by the President of the Republic of Burundi last weekend, the president of the association Ntabariza, Mr. Jean Marie NSHIMIRIMANA thanked the Government of Burundi and some embassies that help the association Ntabariza to fulfill its missions.

Mr. Jean Marie also informed that some citizens are arbitrarily imprisoned either through over-the-phone commands or other means and, he asked the Ministry of Justice to combat these practices.

He urged the government to usefully occupy prisoners for the economic development. To released prisoners, he asked for peaceful cohabitation with those they will meet in their original neighborhood because those who will commit a crime again will not benefit from another presidential pardon.