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Miriam was held in police custody for about 10 days, during which her right to medical attention was systematically deni...
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In Burundi, opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third mandate was met with repression across the count...
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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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Detractors of Pierre Nkurunziza’s regime have long-since been the targets of attacks and intimidations. David (rea...
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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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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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Repression in Burundi, arrest in the DRC

03.07.2017 - (Last modified: 07.07.2017)
Journalist Egide Mwemero was tortured in the DRC for “crimes” committed in Burundi – a case that illustrates the silenci...
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A student unjustly jailed for years

26.04.2017 - (Last modified: 17.08.2017)
Student and member of the opposition detained Mr. Onesphore (real name withheld) is a student and political opponent. In 2015, while having lunch, he was arrested by police officers and locked up in a cell, before being transferred to a prison, where he is still detained to this day. Like others before him, he is a victim of the wave of arrests of political opponents...
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