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On 4 September 2019, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) presented its latest set of conclusions on the situa...
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To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, S...
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Burundi: Human rights violations denounced at the UN

05.07.2019 - (Last modified: 22.07.2019)
Killings, kidnappings, arrests and arbitrary detentions, torture… violations of fundamental rights are commonplace in Bu...
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Supporting a female victim of torture in Burundi

12.06.2019 - (Last modified: 30.07.2019)
In 2014, Sara (real name withheld) was severely tortured in Burundi. Five years later, with no accountability in sight f...
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Ahmad Zaheer D.

23.05.2019
Ahmad Zaheer D. is a former member of the Afghan military forces. In this capacity, he was reportedly responsible for interrogation of captured fighters on at least one occasion. While interrogating three detained fighters, Ahmad allegedly severely beat them by hand and by a plastic tube together with another military official. He apparently beat a prisoner, pulling h...
Detractors of Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime have long-since been the targets of attacks and intimidations. David (rea...
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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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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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