Burundi bars UN investigators over report on human rights abuses
Burundi has banned three UN investigators from entering the country after they accused the government of gross human rights violations.
The investigators said in a report last month that thousands of people had been tortured, suffered sexual abuse or disappeared during political violence.
They also warned of the danger of genocide from the escalating violence.
The decision comes days after Burundi announced plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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