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Burundi: Arbitrary arrest / fear of torture / possible prisoner of conscience: Madame Solange Ndikumana (f)

, Index number: AFR 16/005/1997

There is concern for the safety of Madame Solange Ndikumana, an employee of the Ministry of Finance, who was arrested in Bujumbura on 7 March 1997. She is being held at Mpimba prison, after initially being taken to the national intelligence unit, where she was allegedly tortured. It is believed she may be a prisoner of conscience, arrested because of her association with critics of the government.

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