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HRW Report Details Burundi Violence, Tensions

The recent assassination of Burundi’s former security chief and the attempted assassination of a prominent human rights leader underscore the growing tension in the country. However, a new report by Human Rights Watch said there’s also been a “spate of arbitrary arrests and torture” since April. That’s when violence first erupted after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term. HRW said, “Burundian intelligence officials, police, and youth from the ruling party...

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