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REPORT N° 251 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 03 OCTOBER 2020

REPORT N° 251 OF SOS-TORTURE/BURUNDI PUBLISHED ON 03 OCTOBER 2020

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by October 4, 2020 Weekly Monitoring

This SOS-Torture report covers the period from 26 September to 03 October 2020 regarding cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

At least four (04) persons were murdered and three (03) persons were injured during the period in different localities of the country.

This report also deplores five (05) persons kidnapped mainly by armed men in police uniforms and Imbonerakure as well as four (04) cases of arbitrary arrests directed mainly against political opponents.

SOS Torture Burundi deplores the upsurge in targeted killings and the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators due to the lack of credible investigations and a judicial dysfunction that has become endemic in Burundi

SOS Torture Burundi denounces these acts of kidnapping and fears that they could turn into cases of enforced disappearance as the relatives of the victims have so far not had access to the places where their loved ones are being held. Read more

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