REPORT NO. 232 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 23 MAY 2020
This SOS-Torture/Burundi report covers the period from 16 to 23 May 2020 concerning cases of human rights violations and abuses in Burundi.
At least two (2) persons were murdered during the period. Both victims are members of political parties. Another youth representative of the opposition CNL party is missing after his arrest in the wake of kidnapping by SNR agents.
The report also mentions several cases of arbitrary arrests in different localities. The persons concerned are mainly members of the opposition CNL party arrested prior to Election Day on May 20, 2020 and on Election Day as well as subsequent days. Most of the people arrested are political agents of this party who denounced the electoral frauds carried out by the ruling party CNDD-FDD. Read more