REPORT N° 249 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2020
This SOS-Torture report covers the period from 12 to 19 September 2020 regarding cases of human rights violations in Burundi.
At least five (05) persons were murdered during the period in different localities of the country.
This report also deplores sixteen (16) cases of arbitrary arrests directed mainly against political opponents.
Finally, the report warns of an increase in punitive violence exercised by members of the Imbonerakure militia against ethnic Tutsi populations after attacks by armed individuals.
SOS Torture Burundi recalls that this violence, which takes place in broad daylight in total impunity, engages the direct and/or indirect responsibility of the administrative and police authorities of the locality up to the top, according to an adage, “who can and does not prevent sins” (Antoine Loysel).