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SOS - Torture / Burundi No. 39

September 2016

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SOS - Torture / Burundi
Report No. 39 from 3rd to 10th September 2016

Monitoring of cases of torture, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and summary executions

In the report of SOS-Torture/Burundi of 3rd to 10th September 2016, the campaign talks about arbitrary arrests that continued to be conducted in some areas. Raids regularly carried out by the police also continued.

At least twenty-one persons (21) were arrested during operations carried out by police agents. For each operation, no warrant was delivered, much less the reason for the arrest. Among the victims of arbitrary arrests, SOS-Torture Campaign counted four (4) political detained belonging to Front for National Liberation "FNL" party of the opposition. A hundred other people were arrested during police raids among others Musaga, although they end up being released after hours of illegal arrests.

Relating to assassinations, the report mentions four (4) people killed, including two victims thrown into a river after their execution.

The SOS-Torture/Country Burundi is also concerned about the nightly transfer of twenty detainees who left Mpimba Central prison of Bujumbura to two prisons in provinces without informing their families or lawyers.

To consult all reports: sostortureburundi.over-blog.com

The SOS-Torture Campaign / Burundi was initiated with the aim to inform national and international opinion on the serious violations of human rights ongoing in Burundi through monitoring reports including torture, arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances, sexual violence and summary executions. This initiative of the realities of the country follows the slaughter of a hundred persons killed during the day of December 11th and that of December 12th, 2015 by the police and military forces under the pretext of pursuing rebels who came to attack military camps located on the outskirts of the capital. The affected areas are said protesters of the third term of President Nkurunziza namely Musaga, Mutakura, Cibitoke, Nyakabiga, Jabe, the last two being located in the center of Bujumbura.

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