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Enforced disappearances in Burundi, a widespread practice

28.07.2020 - (Last modified: 22.07.2020)
Since 2015, several political opponents and activists have disappeared without a trace. Burundian authorities, which hav...
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Abdel Salam Mahmoud

15.07.2020
Facts In November 2013, Patrick Dabbagh and his father Mazen Dabbagh, both dual French-Syrian nationals, were arrested from their home in Damascus by Syrian Air Force Intelligence agents and detained for interrogation at the Mezzeh detention center. Neither one has been seen since. In summer 2018, the Dabbagh family received formal notification from the Syr...
Joint declaration from civil society organizations On 20 May 2020, Burundian citizens will vote on triple presidential,...
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Georges was arbitrarily arrested in Burundi and tortured during his time in detention. TRIAL International has taken his...
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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: 20.02.2020)
In 2014, Sara (real name withheld) was severely tortured in Burundi. Five years later, with no accountability in sight...
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Ahmad Zaheer D.

23.05.2019
Facts 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, pu...
Detractors of Pierre Nkurunziza's regime have long-since been the targets of attacks and intimidations. David (real nam...
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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....
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