Posted by: APO | 18 April 2016

Torture and illegal detention on the rise in Burundi – Zeid

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warned Monday of “a sharp increase in the use of torture and ill-treatment in Burundi” and voiced concerns about worrying reports of the existence of illegal detention facilities, both in Bujumbura and in the countryside. “Since the beginning of the year, my team has recorded at least 345 new cases of torture and ill-treatment.… Read more on


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