16 Jun

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 444 PUBLISHED ON 16 JUNE 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 8 to 15 June 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi. During this period, at least three (3) people were murdered in the provinces of Kayanza and Makamba.

The report also deplores the case of one (1) person who was severely tortured by Imbonerakure in the province of Bubanza.

Weekly report n°444

9 Jun

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 443 PUBLISHED ON 9 JUNE 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 1 to 8 June 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least two (2) people were murdered in the provinces of Gitega and Makamba.

The report also deplores the case of one (1) person who was arbitrarily arrested and detained in the province of Cibitoke and that of another (1) person who was abducted in the Bujumbura city.

Weekly report n°443

2 Jun

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 442 PUBLISHED ON 2 JUNE 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 25 May to 1 June 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least five (5) people were murdered in various parts of the country.

The report also deplores the case of one (1) teacher who was arbitrarily arrested and detained in Bururi province and that of two (2) members of the same family who were abducted in Bujumbura province.

Weekly report n° 442

30 May

Joint statement from Burundian civil society to demand Tanzania to stop the process of persecution against Burundian refugees.

The Burundian civil society organizations signatories to this Declaration are deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis affecting Burundian refugees in Tanzania. This situation, which has persisted and worsened since the end of 2019, should be of major concern to all those committed to human rights values. Forced to flee their home country, Burundi, due to violence and instability stemming from the 2015 crisis, these refugees found refuge in Tanzania. However, far from being a safe haven, this host country has become the scene of a series of atrocities perpetrated by the police and intelligence forces of Burundi and Tanzania. Operations carried out by night have been source of forced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and torture, turning refugee camps into places of terror rather than security.

URGENT Stop to forced repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania

26 May

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 441 PUBLISHED ON 26 MAY 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 18 to 25 May 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least four (4) people were murdered in the provinces of Bubanza, Bururi, Cibitoke and Gitega.

The report also deplores the cases of five (5) people who were beaten by agents of the National Intelligence Service (SNR), the police and the Imbonerakure in the provinces of Cakunzo, Gitega and Rutana, as well as four (4) others who were abducted in the province of Ruyigi and in Bujumbura city.

Weekly report n° 441

19 May

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT N° 440 PUBLISHED ON 19 MAY 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 11 to 18 May 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least two (2) people were murdered in Bujumbura city and Kayanza province.

The report also deplores the case of four (4) people who were arbitrarily arrested in Bujumbura city and in the province of Makamba and that of five (5) others who were abducted in the provinces of Bubanza, Makamba and in Bujumbura city.

Weekly report n° 440

12 May

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 439 PUBLISHED ON 12 MAY 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 4 to 11 May 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least thirteen (13) people were murdered in various parts of the country, six of whom died of their injuries following the throwing of grenades in Bujumbura city, the explosion of which also injured twenty (20) other people.

The report also deplores the case of nine (9) people who were abducted in Bujumbura and Muyinga province.

Weekly report n° 439

5 May

Burundi: EMERGENCY FOR PRESS FREEDOM

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 19 Burundian civil society organizations
unite their voices to denounce the continued persecution of journalists and the brazen
violation of press freedom. Since the start of the political crisis in 2015 following the
unconstitutional third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundi has been notable for
the continued deterioration of the working conditions of journalists and the drastic
restriction of civic space orchestrated by the CNDD-FDD regime in power.
This blocking of media and civic space materialized in the destruction of independent
media such as RPA, Bonesha FM, Isanganiro, Rema FM and Radio Télévision Renaissance
following the failed coup d’état of May 2015. Since then, around a hundred journalists
were forced into exile, while seven of them were sentenced to life imprisonment in
absentia following an unfair trial, which constitutes a serious violation of the right to a
fair trial.

BURUNDI EMERGENCY FOR PRESS FREEDOM

5 May

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 438 PUBLISHED ON 5 MAY 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 27 April to 4 May 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least two (2) people were murdered in the provinces of Cibitoke and Gitega.

The report also deplores the case of three (3) people from the same family abducted the same day and reported missing since 18 April 2024 in Bujumbura city.

Weekly report n°438

28 Apr

SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 437 PUBLISHED ON 28 APRIL 2024

This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 20 to 27 April 2024 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.

During this period, at least three (3) people were murdered in the provinces of Cibitoke, Gitega and Rumonge.

Weekly report n° 437