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REPORT NO. 231 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 16 MAY 2020

REPORT NO. 231 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 16 MAY 2020

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by May 17, 2020 Weekly Monitoring

This SOS-Torture/Burundi report covers the period from 9 to 16 May 2020 concerning cases of human rights violations and abuses in Burundi.

At least three (3) people were murdered during the period. One of the victims is a well-known businessman in the city of Bujumbura. He had been kidnapped the day before and found murdered despite warnings from witnesses and his relatives. The other two victims are murdered cow sellers in Ndora.

The report also mentions twenty – six (26) cases of arbitrary arrests in different localities. The persons concerned are mainly members of the opposition CNL party during the entire presidential and legislative election campaign.

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