New evidence of mass graves discovered in Burundi

New evidence of mass graves discovered in Burundi

Mass graves believed to contain the bodies of dozens of people killed by security forces in Burundi have been revealed in satellite images, video footage and witness accounts, Amnesty International has said.

The rights group said there were five possible mass graves in the Buringa area, on the outskirts of the capital, Bujumbura.

“The imagery, dating from late December and early January, shows disturbed earth consistent with witness accounts,” it said on Friday. “Witnesses told Amnesty International that the graves were dug on the afternoon of December 11, in the immediate aftermath of the bloodiest day of Burundi’s escalating crisis.”

Earlier this month, the UN rights chief called for an urgent investigation into the alleged existence of mass graves. Read more


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