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Jailed in Burundi for Scribbles on President’s Photo

Expand Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza takes part in a ceremony in Bujumbura. Nkurunziza’s controversial third term won in 2015 roiled the country throughout 2016, with numerous cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture committed by security forces.   © 2016 Evrard Ngendakumana/Reuters While the crackdown continues in Burundi against anyone who dares challenge President Pierre Nkurunziza, authorities showed how thin-skinned they really are when arresting seven schoolchildren last week. The children stood accused of having scribbled on the president’s photo…

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