In recent months, residents of Bujumbura have become accustomed to near-daily reports of corpses being found in the streets. The African Union and UN must take urgent, concerted action to stop the situation from deteriorating any further. While the government faces an extremely challenging security situation, characterized by armed attacks on the security forces, it must confront these challenges in a manner consistent with human rights and the rule of law. Ending the absolute impunity that the security forces currently enjoy is an essential first step.
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