Burundi
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Unlawful killings, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and sexual violence were carried out, mainly against perceived political opponents. Freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly remained restricted; journalists and human rights defenders faced reprisals for their work. Hate speech along ethnic lines continued, and the President made homophobic remarks in his speeches.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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