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SOS - Torture / Burundi No. 51

December 2016

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SOS - Torture / Burundi
Report No.51 from 26th November to 3rd December 2016

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

This SOS-Torture report covers the period ranging from 26th November to 3th December 2016 and concerns serious violations of human rights in Burundi during this week.

At least forty-seven (47) persons have been arrested during the week. Three of them are officers of the Burundian army arrested by the military police and incarcerated in at National Intelligence Service accused of attacking the internal security of the state and attempted murder according to the spokesman of the police . Among these arbitrary arrests, five young men arrested in Musaga were reported missing because no one knows their place of detention.

SOS-Torture Burundi also reports the case of a forced disappearance of a student from the Faculty of Medicine at University Ngozi. Kidnapped in the north of the capital, relatives and family are still without news of him.

At least three persons were killed, including one, a police agent, during an attack targetting a close relative and real friend of the Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. Among the assassinations listed includes also a civilian killed in Ngozi.

To consult all reports: http://sostortureburundi.org/

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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