Interview: Killings, abductions and torture spread fear in Burundi

As Burundi descends further into violence, killings, abductions, torture and arbitrary arrests have become a daily occurrence. The crisis erupted in April 2015 when President announced he would seek a controversial third term in office. His decision triggered widespread public protests, which the police brutally repressed. Armed opposition groups have also increasingly resorted to violence. While Burundi’s security forces are targeting anyone deemed critical of the government, it has been difficult to identify who is responsible for some of the killings.

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