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Burundi: Free Forcibly Returned Refugees

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Sign outside the Muha High Court in Bujumbura, Burundi. © 2021 SOS Médias Burundi (Nairobi) – Burundian authorities should drop baseless charges and release eight former Burundian refugees who were forcibly returned from Tanzania in August 2020. On February 26, 2021, the Muha High Court in Bujumbura ruled against their provisional release, even though the prosecution produced no evidence to justify their continued detention and their right to due process has repeatedly been violated. “The Burundian state is adding insult to injury by prosecuting a group of forcibly…

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