Burundi: Killings, Abuse Ahead of Referendum

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(Nairobi) – Burundi’s security services and ruling party youth league members killed, raped, abducted, beat, and intimidated suspected opponents in the months leading up to a constitutional referendum on May 17, 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Sher 3cThe country has faced a political, human rights, and humanitarian crisis since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a disputed third term.

The 32-page report, “‘We Will Beat You to Correct You’: Abuse Ahead of Burundi’s Constitutional Referendum,”…

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