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Political opponent in Burundi tortured and held for ransom
A case submitted by TRIAL International to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) shows just how vulnerable opponents of...
Burundi: While a torture victim remains in prison, his executioners roam free
Georges was arbitrarily arrested in Burundi and tortured during his time in detention. TRIAL International has taken his...
In Burundi, relatives of the disappeared are also victimized
Since April 2015, Burundi is the scene of a massive increase in violence. Severe violations of human rights are regularl...
Burundi: End impunity for crimes of torture
Four years after suffering severe torture, Miriam is still struggling with the psychological consequences. Yet the Burun...
The disappearance of a Burundian activist unaccounted for… since 2015
In Burundi, opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third mandate was met with repression across the coun...
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...
Long before the current crisis, political opponents were widely persecuted in Burundi
07.05.2019 - (Last modified: 30.07.2019)
Detractors of Pierre Nkurunziza's regime have long-since been the targets of attacks and intimidations. David (real nam...
Ensuring the recognition of a torture victim's rights in Burundi
22.03.2019 - (Last modified: 19.02.2020)
Léo was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Bujumbura. However, how much are his "confessions" worth if they w...
Guaranteeing access to justice for Burundian victims of torture
Having suffered terrible acts of torture in 2015, Gabriel remains hopeful that one day his rights will be recognized....
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...
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...
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...
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