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Burundi

In April 2015, protests began in Burundi against the President’s decision to run for a third consecutive term.

Since then, the country has plunged into deeper political violence and widespread human rights abuses. The UN Commission of Inquiry in Burundi created on September 2016 has stated there are reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed and continue to be committed by security forces and members of the ruling party, the Imbonerakure, since April 2015. These crimes include torture and sexual violence against men and boys.