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The work of public interest is a new alternative to the penalty of imprisonment Ngozi, 14 Jul (ABP) – the work of public interest (tip) is a new sentence alternative to the penalty of imprisonment. Put in place by the decree of 13 July 2013, its implementation date of July 2014. The Province of Ngozi (North of Burundi) was so chosen to serve as an entity pilot for the implementation of This new sentence.
It’s in June, July and August 2014 that the prosecution has begun to ask for the application of this sentence to the court of residence, a competent court for the administration of the death penalty for offences not exceeding two years of incarceration. A lot of convicts for sale or consumption of prohibited beverages which the drink of sugar called ikibarube have stall this sentence.
Daphrose Buganyira, President of the court of appeal of Ngozi speaks of difficulties observed in the implementation of this sentence: ” only six convicts have completed the penalty which is to do some work especially manuals of public interest for a few hours a day to leave Finish the penalty after an agreed period of time. There are also partially who executed the punishment but without being able to finish. For others on the other hand, they are not presented to at least start the sentence “.
The justiciable prefer by against this penalty of imprisonment: ” the penalty of the work of public interest is more preferable to imprisonment. Justice has for the moment almost abandoned this punishment. We ask that she is still administered, it offers many benefits ” did note a man met before the tribunal of residence of Ngozi. It’s the same on the side of the human rights defenders. Jean Nayabagabo, Regional Coordinator of the association volunteer of the rights of prisoners remarked: ” it is a good way to unclog currently overcrowded prisons. This sanction is welcome. She deserves to be revived “. The work of public interest has advantages. This is first that the condemned preserves his freedom. He can carry out the punishment while continuing to pursue his daily activities. The family of the condemned man doesn’t need to waste the means and the time to attend the condemned. Finally, it is an advantage for the state who is in charge of the condemned in prisons in terms of food, health care, housing and clothing.