SOS-TORTURE BURUNDI REPORT NO. 403 PUBLISHED ON 3 SEPTEMBER 2023
This report by SOS-Torture Burundi covers the period from 26 August to 2 September 2023 concerning cases of human rights violations in Burundi.
During this period, at least fourteen (14) people were killed, including thirteen bodies discovered in a mass grave in the Maramvya zone in the commune of Mutimbuzi of the Bujumbura province, and a young man who was acquitted but kept in detention, who died in the regional hospital of Gitega following the refusal of his transfer to a specialised medical facility by the Attorney General of the Republic at the Court of Appeal of Gitega.
The report also deplores the case of one (1) human rights activist who was arrested and imprisoned at the order of the chief of staff of the governor of Bururi province, and that of one (1) activist of the ruling party CNDD-FDD (National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy), who was abducted by elements of the National Intelligence Service (SNR) in Bujumbura city.