LIGUE ITEKA DECLARATION ON POLITICAL INTOLERANCE IN BURUNDI ON THE EVE OF THE 2020 ELECTIONS
Since April 25, 2015, Burundi has been in an unprecedented crisis triggered by the decision of President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term in violation of the Arusha Agreement and the constitution stemmed from it. Throughout this period, a brutal and cruel repression has been observed to date.
This repression of the regime has resulted in serious crimes against international law such as extrajudicial executions, targeted killings, abductions and/or enforced disappearances, torture and sexual violence. This crisis in Burundi has no respite and continues prejudicing to human rights.
Therefore, from April 25, 2015 to September 16, 2019, Ligue Iteka has already documented 1912 people killed including 448 corpses found, 576 abducted and/or reported missing, including 41 reappeared, 651 tortured and 223 victims of GBV, 80% being sexual violence.
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