PUBLIC AI Index: AFR 16/29/98
14 October 1998
Further information on UA 232/98 (AFR 16/20/98, 1 October 1998) - Fear of
ill-treatment and torture
BURUNDIGilbert Banyishegusa, official at Mutambu school
Gilbert Banyishegusa was unconditionally released from detention at Kabezi
brigade on 17 September 1998. He was accused of subversive activities, although
the basis for the accusation is not clear.
Amnesty International had previously expressed concern for his safety following
his arrest on 19 August 1998, as torture and ill-treatment of detainees is routine
in Burundi, particularly during the early stages of detention.
No further action is required by the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to all
those who sent appeals.