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SOS - Torture / Burundi No.44

October 2016

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SOS - Torture / Burundi Report No.44 from 8th to 15th October 2016

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

SOS-Torture report covers the period from October 8th to 15th, 2016.

The report focuses primarily on the irregularities that glazed the procedure of detention of some Burundian military personnel from the day of their arrest until the day of their appearance before the civil magistrate. Besides the fact that these cases have not been supported by military courts, violations of procedures are observed from the day of the detention of concerned soldiers. Today, the civil courts are preparing to make their verdict for some affairs without considering the violations of procedures.

SOS-Torture Burundi evokes secondly, the continued illegal detention of ten people arrested in the same house by police agents at Mutakura. All these people are still detained at the National Intelligence Service there is almost two weeks.

Arbitrary arrests also concern three members of FNL political party opposition. These activists were arrested at Ruyigi province without a warrant.

The report also mentions the armed attacks that SOS-Torture was able to identify one made three victims in Bugarama in Rumonge province and another that killed two people, making a total of five people killed and seriously injured during the past week.

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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