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Burundi: Impunity / fear of further extrajudicial executions.

, Index number: AFR 16/006/2003

Members of the Burundian armed forces extrajudicially executed between 173 and 267 unarmed civilians, many of them women, children and the elderly, in Itaba commune, Gitega province on 9 September 2002. Information about the massacre was initially hidden. However, as details emerged, national and international outrage grew and two army officers were arrested.

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