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Burundi: Further information on death in detention/torture and ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 16/009/2000

The gendarmerie officer accused of beating Diomède Buyoya to death was released, apparently without charge, on 30 March, and is reported to have returned to work. Amnesty International no longer considers André BAZIRINYAKAMWE, André BIGIRIMANA, Pascal NYABENDA, Eliazard BANDYAMBONA and Etienne BAYAMPUNDE to be at risk of torture or of "disappearance". All were provisionally released after paying a fine. Lévi Rukondo, Nestor Nikogaboma and Canésius Barakamfitiye continue to be held in Mpimba central prison.

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