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Ensuring the recognition of a torture victim's rights in Burundi

22.03.2019 - (Last modified: 25.03.2019)
Léo was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Bujumbura. However, how much are his “confessions” wort...
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An oral statement to the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 12 March 2019 denounces the closure of the Office of the...
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Having suffered terrible acts of torture in 2015, Gabriel remains hopeful that one day his rights will be recognized. G...
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In Burundi, a victim of torture still in danger

24.01.2019 - (Last modified: 06.03.2019)
Arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, torture – Benjamin went through hell in 2015. Unfortunately, years later, he...
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Sexual violence: the hidden face of the Burundian crisis

20.11.2018 - (Last modified: 20.12.2018)
Uta Simon recently served as gender advisor and investigator of sexual and gender-based violence on the UN Commission of...
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Building on its considerable expertise in Burundi and the DRC, TRIAL International has held its first joint training ses...
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Christian: Kidnapped, reported missing, and eventually executed

20.09.2018 - (Last modified: 09.01.2019)
In December 2015, in Burundi, unidentified armed individuals carried out attacks on four military bases, in and around B...
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Pascal: Found executed a few days after his arrest

20.09.2018 - (Last modified: 19.12.2018)
In the summer of 2015, Pascal (real name withheld) received numerous alarming calls informing him that he was actively b...
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Enforced disappearance and torture due to political activism

20.09.2018 - (Last modified: 19.12.2018)
In April 2015 in Burundi, many people took to the streets to demonstrate against the renewal of President Pierre Nkurunz...
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Oral statement on Burundi before the Human Rights Council

18.09.2018 - (Last modified: 19.12.2018)
Together with NGOs FIACAT, CCPR Center, DefendDefenders, OMCT and Protection International, TRIAL International has spon...
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On 5 September 2018, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (CoI) released its second – and possibly final –...
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Testimonies: when international bodies finally deliver justice

15.08.2018 - (Last modified: 19.12.2018)
Aimable and Emery both suffered a sadly similar fate: victims of torture by Burundian authorities in 2006 and 2007, they...
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