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REPORT NO 220 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 29 FEBRUARY 2020

REPORT NO 220 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 29 FEBRUARY 2020

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by March 1, 2020 Uncategorized

This SOS-Torture/Burundi report covers the period from 22 to 29 February 2020 concerning cases of human rights violations and abuses in Burundi.

At least twenty-five (25) people were murdered during the period. The victims are persons accused of being criminals and members of an armed group that allegedly attacked communes in Bujumbura province. However, images show that some of the victims were reportedly executed after being tied up and tortured by members of the ruling party.

The report also mentions the arrest of two other people in Kirundo, accused of possessing weapons despite police searches that did not yield anything.

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