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13 people abducted from July to September 2017, says Burundi Security Minister

The quarterly report of the Ministry of Public Security reveals that 13 people were abducted from July to September 2017: twelve in August while one in September.

Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security: “those people were abducted for various reasons namely the settlement of accounts and conflicts between individuals or members of organizations”

Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, Minister of Public Security: “those people were abducted for various reasons namely the settlement of accounts and conflicts between individuals or members of organizations”

Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, the Minister of Public Security said those people were abducted for various reasons, namely the settlement of accounts and conflicts between individuals or members of organizations.

He also said terrorism acts by grenade explosion decreased from seven cases in July to three cases in August and one in September.

Compared to the second quarter, the Ministry of Public Security said it made significant progress to combat various forms of criminality that Burundians were suffering from.

Bunyoni claims the security situation is generally good throughout the Burundi territory.

Anchaire Nikoyagize, human right activist says he recorded 125 people killed including 48 corpses thrown in streets, bushes or rivers, 10 people went missing, 62 tortured and 659 arbitrarily arrested from July to September 2017.

He blames members of the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD, agents of National Intelligent Service, policemen and soldiers, administration officials as well as unidentified armed persons in police and army uniforms to be involved in those human rights violations. He also said victims are specially members of the opposition and civil society organizations. Nikoyagize calls on Burundi Government to strengthen security of the Burundi population. He urges the United Nation Security Council to take necessary measures to restore peace and security in the country and ensure the protection of human rights.

Burundi has experienced a crisis since April 2015, when the Burundian President announced his candidacy in the 2015 presidential elections that he won in July 2015.
Since then, over 400,000 Burundians fled to neighboring countries, according to UNHCR.

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