Burundi: forced relocation: new patterns of human rights abuses

Since February 1996, hundreds of thousands of Hutu civilians in conflict-ridden provinces of Burundi have been forced to leave their hills and are confined to camps, creating a new category of displaced persons known as regroupés. Although the government claims that this regroupment process is voluntary and intended to protect the population, hundreds of men, women and children have been extrajudicially executed during the process.

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