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SOS - Torture / Burundi No. 47

November 2016

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SOS - Torture / Burundi
Report No. 47 from 29th October to 5th November 2016

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

This SOS-Torture reportcovers the period ranging from October 29th to November 5th 2016 and Comes back to arbitrary arrests listed during the week as well as assassinations and other violations of human rights.

Among the authors of illegal arrests listed include young Imbonerakure militiamen affiliated to the political party CNDD FDD on power, also accused of being the cause of forced disappearance that has been reported at Musaga. SOS-Torture Burundi investigated sixty arrests thirty during raids operated in Burambi and twenty-two (22) other young men who were in a bus to Nyakararo.

SOS-Torture Burundi also evokes the forced disappearance of two men, the faithful from one Church to Buringa in Bubanza province, abducted by an unidentified armed group. The relatives have no news till now.

SOS-Torture was able to identify three civilians who were killed and three others wounded during the period ranging from 29th to 5th November 2016, among them a member of the opposition party FNL killed by clubs explosion by militiamen Imbonerakure in Matongo commune, Kayanza province, under the watchful gaze of local police officials and the local administration.

The report also mentions the prison situation in Bururi and Rumonge prisons in the south, with a slight increase in the prison population compared to previous situations.

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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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