MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Nation Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to set up a special commission tasked with an investigation of human rights violations in Burundi, the European Union delegation to the United Nations said Friday.
"EU-led resolution on #Burundi at @UN_HRC establishes Commission of Inquiry to investigate into human rights violations & report back to #HRC," the EU delegation to the United Nations said on its official Twitter account.
Since last April, Burundi has been in a political crisis after current President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his bid for a third term in office, despite being constitutionally bound to step down after two terms. Nkurunziza's third-term election was followed by an attempted coup in May.
UN estimates more than 400 people died and about 26,000 people fled the country amid the crisis.