By Azania Post Reporter
AS leaders responsible in resolving Burundi crisis plans to meet later this month , Tanzanian president Dr John Magufuli has asked the ICC to consult EAC heads before making an interference.
A statement issued by Director Presidential Communications in Tanzania, says the leaders will meet on November 23 to further process of determining the matter.
President Magufuli explained that the situation in Burundi is not as bad as being said, for a huge number of refugees from the East African country had already returned home.
Wrapping up his three-day visit in Uganda Dr. Magufuli said :“The ICC is interfering with issues of the East African Community (EAC) without consulting its leaders; this is impeding efforts that have been undertaken by the community to make peace in Burundi
On November 9, this year the Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was composed of Judges Chang-ho Chung (Presiding Judge), Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Raul Pangalangan, issued a public redacted version of its decision authorising the ICC Prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court allegedly committed in Burundi or by nationals of Burundi outside Burundi since April 26, 2015 until October 26, 2017.
Reports further state that the Prosecutor is authorised to extend her investigation to crimes which were committed before April 26, 2015 or continue after October 26, 2017 if certain legal requirements are met.
The decision was first issued under seal on October 25, 2017. The Chamber accepted, exceptionally, after ordering the Prosecutor to provide additional information, to conduct the authorisation proceedings under seal and only with the participation of the Prosecutor, in order to ease risks to the life and well-being of victims and potential witnesses.