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Burundi: Further information on Fear of Torture/incommunicado detention

, Index number: AFR 16/008/2001

The following nine people Bernard Barayegeranije, Barnabé Barayegeranije, Simon Nani, Tite Mpawnimana, Ndajige, Rémgie Ntuyahaga, Seraphine Nduwimana or “Mama Sonia”, “Mama Richard” Niyikundana, and Nathanael Bisesere are still detained in police or gendarmerie custody following their arrest in early January. They are yet to be charged and are now held in contravention of Burundian law, which says that detainees can be held for questioning for a maximum of 14 days. Amnesty International is concerned that the detainees remain at risk of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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