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Security Force Abuses Deepen Insecurity

(Nairobi) – Burundi’s national intelligence services, police, and ruling party youth members have killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured and harassed people suspected of belonging to opposition parties or of working with armed opposition groups, Human…
Burundi's president Evariste Ndayishimiye at the European Union-Africa Union Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Feb. 17, 2022.
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Mounting Intimidation for 163,000 Burundian Refugees and Asylum Seekers

(Nairobi) – The fear of violence, arrest, and deportation is driving many of the 163,000 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers in Tanzania out of the country. Tanzanian authorities have also made it very difficult for the United Nations…
Nduta camp in Tanzania currently hosts 72,886 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers and UNHCR’s departure center, where Burundians depart from when they are repatriated to Burundi.
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Hundreds of Burundians in Camp Targeted

(Nairobi) – Tanzanian authorities unlawfully coerced more than 200 unregistered asylum seekers into returning to Burundi on October 15, 2019 by threatening to withhold their legal status in Tanzania, Human Rights Watch said today. The…
A Tanzanian policeman watches over as Burundian refugees gather on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village in Kigoma region in western Tanzania, where they wait for transport to Kigoma township, May 17, 2015.
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Government Needs to Secure Steps Taken to Support Rights

(Bishkek) – The Uzbek government during President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s first year in office has taken some positive steps to improve the human rights situation, but should now transform them into institutional change and sustainable improvements,…
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Dismiss and Prosecute Officials Responsible

(Nairobi) – Burundian intelligence services have tortured and ill-treated scores of suspected government opponents at their headquarters and in secret locations, Human Rights Watch said today. Police and members of the ruling party’s youth league, the…
A Burundian artist’s drawing of a fictional case of policemen and an intelligence agent torturing a detainee.
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Human Rights Watch calls on the Uzbek government to immediately and unconditionally release all wrongfully imprisoned activists, several of whom suffer from serious illness and at least seven of whom have been ill-treated or subjected to torture in…