NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) – Amnesty International’s regional office in Kenya released a report on Friday that accused the Burundian government of using torture to “extract confessions” from innocent people.
Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for East Africa, told Anadolu Agency following the report’s release that Burundian forces should immediately stop using torture to extract information from civilians.
“Most of the testimonies that are in our report are disturbing and shocking,” Jackson said. “The Burundian constitution clearly outlaws torture. We have documented chilling testimonies from the Burundian people.”
Jackson said the victims that Amnesty spoke to indicated that the National Intelligence Service and the Burundian National Police were behind the tactics.
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