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Burundi: Fear of ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 16/008/2000

Six people, Alphonsine MINANI (f); Salvatore KARARAYE; Berchmans BIZIMANA; Gaspard NDABIGEZE; Claude HICUBURUNDI Innocent were arrested by government soldiers on 7 May, apparently when they tried to stop the soldiers from stealing their possessions. They are now detained incommunicado at a gendarmerie detention centre in the capital, Bujumbura. Torture and ill-treatment are routine in Burundi, particularly in military detention.

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