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[ACHPR] Alternative report by FIACAT and ACAT Burundi

October 2011

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On the occasion of the review of the First Report of implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Burundi during the 50th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), FIACAT, a non-governmental organization with Observer Status with of the ACHPR since 1991, and ACAT Burundi submited a Shadow Report to the First Report of the State.
This report contains reliable and accurate information concerning the violation of Articles 4, 5 and 6 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Rights in Burundi.

All information contained in this report was collected by FIACAT and ACAT Burundi, association affiliated to FIACAT since 2007. Much information is derived from "advocacy campaign against torture" organized by ACAT Burundi from April to June 2011 with support from USAID Burundi Policy Reform. As part of this project, ACAT Burundi was able to visit many places of detention in Burundi and collect data on on torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in detention.

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