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Burundi: Unlawful killing: Ernest Manirumva (m)

, Index number: AFR 16/003/2009

Ernest Manirumva, the vice-president of the Observatory for the Struggle against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement, was stabbed to death by unidentified men at his home in Bujumbura, the capital, on the night of 8 April 2009. Local media and human rights defenders reported that up to eight men were looking for documents in Ernest’s possession which uncovered government corruption.

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