Week 17 Report on Burundi

Burundi’s political situation remains tense, with continued reports of enforced disappearances, abductions, extra judicial killings, and incommunicado detention of political activists amongst other grave violations. All these incidents are directly linked to controversial decision by President Nkurunziza to contest for a third term in the 2015 elections. The political and economic situation has led to increased cases of trafficking in persons in particular under aged girls to Middle East destinations, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

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