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European Parliament / Elena Valenciano welcomes the release of journalist Bob Rugurika from Burundi

By European Parliament
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STASBOURG, Belgium, February 26, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Elena Valenciano, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament, welcomed the release of Bob Rugurica from Brurundi following Parliament's resolution in February calling for his immediate release. Bob Rugurika thanked the European Parliament for its strong support and gave a statement which you can watch here.

Ms Valenciano made the following statement:

"The European Parliament welcomes the release, even if conditional, of journalist Bob Rugurika from Burundi.

It is gratifying to see that our February urgency resolution on his specific case has had an impact on the ground.

We trust that in three months time the elections will run smoothly and their results will reflect the will of the Burundian citizens."