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LRN Protests Help Win Release Of Jailed Burundi Unionists
The two top leaders of the labor movement in Burundi won release from jail in September 2004 following protests
from human rights organizations and international labor groups, including Labor Rights Now.
Pierre Claver Hajayandi, president of the Confederation of Burundi's Labour Unions, and Celestin Nsavyimana, the treasurer, were
released after being detained for criticizing the Burundi government's draft constitution and the national referendum on it. The labor federation
opposed the draft because of fears it could result in giving legitimacy to a non-elected government for an undefined, potentially indefinite
"Burundi's tragic recent history has led people of good will to support strongly all efforts to bring stability and an end to ethnic
conflict," Labor Rights Now President Don Stillman said in a letter to Burundi President Domitien Ndayizeye. "The exact nature of how that should be
done must be determined by the various parties involved. But the process should not involve the jailing of labor leaders with views that conflict
with those in power."
Labor Rights Now's poster urging the release of jailed worker activists in China won the
silver medal in the American Design Awards competition. The poster has rallied support for freedom for Yao Fuxin. Order your copy today.