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Burundi: Health concern / illegal detention

, Index number: AFR 16/014/2003

Amnesty International has just learnt that seven named men and others are being held illegally in harsh and potentially life-threatening conditions in police custody in Kirundo, north-west Burundi. A combination of inadequate diet, unsanitary and unhealthy conditions of detention poses a serious threat to detainees' health, particularly over a long period of time.

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