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Burundi: Fear of torture and ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 16/004/2002

The following people Raphaël (m), Ntirumera (m) and his wife, Christiane, Zacharie Ntahoshikira (m), Marie Nditije (f), Martin NijimbereE (m), Niyirangabo (m), Appollinaire Ndeyimana (m), primary school teacher Emile Sibomana (m), businessperson, Ferdinand Ntumwizere (m), teacher Frédéric (m), Antoine (m), Libère Buhuraguza (f) and up to seven others are currently detained on suspicion of belonging to or collaborating with an armed opposition group. They are being held at the Brigade Bururi Province, southern Burundi. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety, as there have been frequent reports of torture and ill-treatment of detainees at this Brigade.

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