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SOS - Torture / Burundi No.45

October 2016

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SOS-Torture / Burundi Report No.45
from 15th to 22nd October 2016

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

This SOS-Torture report covers the period between 15th to 22 October 2016. The report discusses the arbitrary arrests listed in different areas of the country. At least nine persons were arbitrarily arrested by police agents, sometimes by youth militia of the league ’Imbonerakure’ belonging to the ruling party CNDD-FDD.

SOS-Torture Burundi also evokes the appearance before a prosecutor of ten persons arrested in the same house by police agents at Mutakura, after more than fifteen days in custody in the premises of the National Intelligence Service.

At least eight persons were murdered during the past week. Among the victims were three persons whose bodies were discovered in the rivers and lake, a method used by the perpetrators to remove life without the bodies of their victims.

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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