EXTERNAL AI Index: AFR 16/03/98
20 January 1998
Further information on UA 05/98 (AFR 16/01/98, 7 January 1998) - Torture
BURUNDIAstère Baranyigera, 36 years old, teacher
On 7 January 1998, Amnesty International raised concern for the physical
integrity of Astère Baranyigera, following his arrest on 31 December 1997,
in Bujumbura, the capital. He was reportedly ill-treated in detention.
The organization has received confirmation that Astère Baranyigera was released
on 15 January 1998. He was not charged, but is reportedly required to present
himself once a week to the Brigade spéciale de recherche (BSR), Special
No further action is required by the Urgent Action network. Many thanks to
all who sent appeals on behalf of Astère Baranyigera.