Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

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High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep alarm at a widespread pattern of rallies in Burundi where members of the ruling party's youth wing chant about impregnating and killing their opponents.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the organized nature of these marches, coupled with reports of serious human rights violations, lay bare the campaign of terror being waged in the African country.

Meanwhile, a video has been circulating on social media showing more than 100 members of the Imbonerakure youth militia repeating similar slogans.

Communal strife erupted in Burundi after President Pierre Nkurunziza won a controversial third term in office in 2015.

Matthew Wells began by asking Scott Campbell of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to explain who the militia members are.

Duration: 3’27″

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