Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza (centre) at a national event in Bujumbura on July 1, 2015. The country withdrew from the International Criminal Court which it accuses of deliberately targeting Africans for prosecution. PHOTO | AFP
Justice Minister Aimee Laurentine Kanyana said Burundi would not cooperate with the Netherlands-based court.
ICC approved a prosecution request to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by Burundi’s government and allied groups against political foes.
UN rights investigators and independent activists have accused government forces of widespread violations and of running a campaign of terror.