June 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on Thursday announced that the government will release prisoners in order to address the overcrowding in national prisons. At the end of May the number of prisoners was around 10,000 detained in 11 prisons that had a total capacity of only 3,500, according to a ...[read more]
April 26, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and 60 other groups on Friday urged the Burundian government to repeal a new law criminalizing homosexuality in the country. The law was promulgated by President Pierre Nkurunziza on April 22, and subjects those found guilty of engaging in a homosexual ...[read more]
January 15, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Former Burundi President Domitien Ndayizeye and four others were acquitted by the Supreme Court of Burundi Monday on charges of attempting a coup and planning to assassinate current President Pierre Nkurunziza. Two other accused, Alain Mugabarabona and Tharcisse Ndayishimiye, were convicted and ...[read more]
November 9, 2006
by Gabriel Haboubi
The president of Burundi admitted Thursday that instances of torture and brutality by police and members of the military do sometimes occur in the country, but told reporters in Paris that the perpetrators of those ‘isolated’ incidents are arrested approximately 85% of the time. ...[read more]
October 25, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Human Rights Watch (HRW) Wednesday accused agents of the Burundi National Intelligence Service of widespread abuses since the new government came into power, including killings and torture. HRW contended in a new report that President Pierre Nkurunziza has given agents at all levels authority to ...[read more]

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