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Burundi: Further information on Ill-treatment / Fear of Torture / "Disappearance"

, Index number: AFR 16/035/2001

Salvator Ndamuhawenimana is now reported to be held at the Brigade spéciale de Recherche (BSR), a gendarmerie special investigation unit, in the capital, Bujumbura. Two men, Celestin Hatungimana and Olivier Nsabukungiza, are now known to have been arrested with Salvator Ndamuhawenimana on 15 June 2001, and are also being held at the BSR where torture and ill-treatment is routine, and Amnesty International remains concerned for their safety. Juvénal Ndayisenga, who was arrested on 20 June, when he took food to his brother, was released after several days. He is reported to have been tortured while he was held there.

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