Wounded Burundian rights activist travels to Belgium for treatment

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa at the hospital in Bujumbura

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa at the hospital in Bujumbura

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, the leading Burundian human rights campaigner who was shot and wounded in an attempted assassination last week has traveled to Belgium for treatment.

Mponimpa, who was shot four times on his way from work by unidentified gunmen who had trailed him on a motorcycle had been undergoing treatment at a Bujumbura hospital but there has been reports he would relocated to another country to continue his recovery.

His attack has drawn condemnation from the international community and human rights organisations.

Mbonimpa, has been influential in mobilizing protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term.

In the wake of his attack, the United Nations has called increased protections of other human rights in the central African nation