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Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown

Headline Title:  Burundi: Fears mount amid escalating political violence and government crackdown 29 July 2014 Burundi’s ruling party is perpetrating a relentless campaign of intimidation against government critics and its youth wing is carrying out crimes with impunity ahead of next year’s election, warns Amnesty International in a report published today.‘Locked down: A shrinking of political space’ explores a crackdown on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly and a sharp increase in politicized violence in Burundi linked to the ruling National Council for the…

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