Torture in Burundi: Police said it ‘would pull a tooth a day until I admitted I worked for human rights’

Former detainees told HRW Burundi’s intelligence services has allegedly ‘become increasingly vicious’.


Politically-motivated torture by the Burundi’s intelligence services has reached new levels and has become increasingly vicious, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has claimed.

In April, the UK government called on the Burundian government to protect prisoners’ human rights and stop abuses, after raising concerns about the treatment of prisoners in the African nation that has been rocked by deadly political violence for over a year.


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