NAIROBI, Kenya | UN rights office: Burundi’s government has asked us to leave

NAIROBI, Kenya | UN rights office: Burundi’s government has asked us to leave

NAIROBI, Kenya — The United Nations human rights office on Thursday said Burundi’s government has asked it to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one of the “most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times.”

Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani in Geneva confirmed they received a letter on Wednesday “requesting us to close the office. We of course regret this decision and we would like to continue our cooperation with Burundi.”

She declined to comment further, calling the issue sensitive.

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