Burundi: Repression Linked to Presidential-Term Vote
The actual scale of abuse is most likely significantly higher. Several credible sources told Human Rights Watch that these kinds of abuses have been common throughout the country. Media outlets have reported similar trends. On January 18, a political coalition known as Amizero y’Abarundi (“the hope of the Burundians”), made up largely of FNL members, announced that 42 of its members had been arbitrarily arrested since December 12.