Burundi: Arbitrary arrest/ prisoner of conscience, Alexis Sinduhije (m)

Burundi: Arbitrary arrest/ prisoner of conscience, Alexis Sinduhije (m)

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Index Number: AFR 16/007/2008
Date Published: 19 November 2008
Categories: Burundi

Alexis Sinduhije, the President of the Movement for Security and Democracy (Mouvement pour la Sécurité et la Démocratie, MSD), a political opposition group, was arrested on 3 November during a MSD party meeting. Thirty-six others were also arrested, but have since been released. Alexis Sinduhije is currently detained in Mpimba Central Prison in the capital, Bujumbura. He is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for expressing his political views.


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