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 President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision in 2015 to run for a controversial third term and his subsequent reelection pushed Burundi into a prolonged political, humanitarian, and human rights crisis, which has adversely…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 “Either you show respect for the CNDD-FDD… or we will beat you to correct you.”
 − Muramvya province resident who fled Burundi in October 2017, Isingiro, Uganda, April 12, 2018
 
 President Pierre Nkurunziza’s…
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 “You Will Not Have Peace While You Are Living”
 The Escalation of Political Violence in Burundi
 Map of

 Burundi
 Glossary of

 Terms and Acronyms
 Summary
 Methodology
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 Closing Doors?
 The Narrowing of
 Democratic Space in Burundi
 Map of Burundi
 Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
 Timeline of Key Political and Human
 Rights Events during the Election Period: 
 May to…
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 “We’ll Tie You Up and Shoot You” 
 Lack of Accountability for Political Violence in Burundi 
 Glossary of
 Terms and Acronyms
 Note on Administrative Structures
 Summary
 Methodology
 Recommendations
 To the…
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 Mob Justice in Burundi
 Official Complicity and Impunity
 Map of
 Burundi
 I. Summary
 II.
 Recommendations
 III.
 Methodology
 IV. Overview
 of Local Administrative, Police, and Judicial Structures in…
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 Forbidden
 Institutionalizing Discrimination against
 Gays and Lesbians in Burundi
 Introduction
 Testimonies
 Carine, age 37
 Johnson, age 24
 Théophile,
 age 26
 Mike, age 17
 Ainigmas, age 18
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 Pursuit of Power
 Political Violence and Repression in Burundi 
 Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
 Map of Burundi
 I. Summary
 II. Methodology
 III. Recommendations
 To the Government of Burundi
 To the FNL
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 "Every Morning They Beat Me"
 Police Abuses in Burundi
 Map
 of Burundi
 I.
 Summary
 Methodology
 II.
 Recommendations
 To
 the Government of Burundi
 To
 Donor Partners
 To
 the UN…
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Paying the Price Violations of the Rights of Children in Detention in Burundi Map of Burundi I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Burundi To United Nations (UN) Agencies working in Burundi, including the Integrated Office of the United…
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"We flee when we see them" Abuses with impunity at the National Intelligence Service in Burundi Map of Burundi I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Burundi To Donor Governments To the United Nations Operation in Burundi To the UN Security…
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A High Price to Pay Detention of Poor Patients in Burundian Hospitals Acronyms Map of Burundi I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Methodology IV. Background: Health, Poverty and Conflict Political and socio-economic situation in Burundi: Moving from…
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 Warning Signs: Continuing Abuses in Burundi 
 A Human Rights Watch Report
 February 27, 2006
 Overview.. 
 War Crimes
 and Other Abuses
 Killings by the FNL.. 
 Summary
 executions by government forces
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