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Burundi at Tipping Point as Killings Rise, UN Rights Chief Says

Michael Gunn | Bloomberg News   in 
November 10, 2015

Burundi is at a tipping point three months after the disputed re-election of President Pierre Nkurunziza and the United Nations could intervene to stop the repeat of “past horrors,” the UN’s rights chief said.

A rise in extra-judicial killings, including political assassinations, has left 240 people dead since April, with bodies being dumped on the streets almost nightly, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, high commissioner for human rights, said Monday at a Security Council meeting in New York, according to the UN’s website.


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