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Burundi: Further information: Human rights defender marks one year in prison: Germain Rukuki

, N° d'index: AFR 16/8636/2018

Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Germain Rukuki was arrested one year ago on 13 July 2017. He was sentenced to 32 years in prison on 26 April 2018. In June, he was hospitalised and underwent surgery for injuries sustained in prison. He has since been returned to prison although he requires continued treatment.