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Burundi: Prisoner of conscience / fear of torture or ill-treatment / harassment/ intimidation: Gabriel Rufyiri (m)

, Index number: AFR 16/018/2006

Gabriel Rufyiri, the President of the non-governmental anti-corruption organization, the Observatory for the Struggle against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement, has been arbitrarily arrested and illegally detained for alleging that members of the Burundian government have been embezzling money. Amnesty International believes that Gabriel Rufyiri is a prisoner of conscience who has been imprisoned for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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