This annual report 2021 is a summary of quarterly reports on the situation of violations and allegations of human rights violations. Thus, over this year, Burundi has experienced human rights violations such as violations of the right to life, torture, sexual and gender-based violence, abduction and/or enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests, allegations of violations and violations of economic, social and cultural rights, settlements of accounts, mob justice, and other facts noted.
Thus, during the year 2021, allegations of violations, abuses and violations of human rights were recorded as follows: at least 875 people were killed including 269 corpses, 62 were reported missing, 101 were victims of SGBV, 63 were tortured and 535 arbitrarily arrested.
Among those killed this year were 345 prisoners who died in the fire that consumed Gitega prison on the morning of 7 December 2021.
Among the victims recorded during this year were 57 people killed by state agents, including cases of extrajudicial executions. Read more