Burundi violence “might be crimes against humanity”

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Chairperson of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, Fatsah Ouguergouz. Photo: UN Photo / Pierre Albouy

Torture, rape and arbitrary detention in Burundi may amount to crimes against humanity, UN-appointed experts told the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.

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

Fatsah Ouguergouz, head of the UN Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating the situation, explained the panel's findings to Daniel Johnson.

Duration: 3’58″

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