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Burundi: Further information on Fear of torture / Incommunicado detention: Lieutenant Ntakarutimana and Parena members Raphaël Manirakiza and Ildéphonse Ndagijimana

, Index number: AFR 16/031/2001

Over 130 soldiers are now reported to have been arrested following the coup attempt on 18 April 2001. Most of them are either elite paratroopers or come from the Gakumbu military camp, where Lieutenant Ntakarutimana, who led the attempted coup, was based. Thirty civilians are also reportedly now detained.

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