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UN warns of renewed genocide in Burundi – 12 years on from Gatumba

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Choir at the UK commemoration of the August 13th 2004 Gatumba massacre

On the 12th anniversary of the Gatumba massacre, the UN has warned that Burundi is again facing the prospect of genocide – amid “systematic torture directed towards certain political and ethnic groups”.

The UN has also spoken out against the worrying escalation in “genocidal rhetoric”.

There’s a more detailed briefing from Amnesty International here on the deteriorating situation.

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Written by Richard Wilson

August 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

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