vendredi 27 janvier 2012

Burundi: Police stoned to death.

Burundian police set up in 2005 which included 23,000 men had a very bad reputation.
On September 6, 2009, two police officers accused of banditry and murder followed by a flight of about 1.5 million Fbu were stoned by an angry mob on the hill Muhindo area Ndemeko Gisuru Commune in the province of Ruyigi, then local authorities reported Monday.
"Yesterday morning, the inhabitants of the hill Muhindo saw two police officers trying to hide: they were suspected of theft and when they wanted to talk to them, a police began to fire his gun. The inhabitants of the hill responded by throwing stones at the two police officers (...) that are finally dead stoned by the angry mob. From the first elements of the investigation, we found that the two officers were based in a neighboring province, and had nothing to do locally, "explained the current director of the Gisuru commune in the province of Riyigi, Aegis Ndikuriyo.
Since early 2005, several dozen police officers were killed in Burundi when they were involved in armed robberies, and over a hundred were imprisoned for various offenses, according to the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and prisoners (Aprodeh).
On April 12, 2005, the administrator of Gisuru, Mr. Leonidas Niyonizeye diverted five tonnes of beans and 39 tons of rice, a gift from the government of Burundi that was intended for the people of the town. It is again the people who spoke to expose the diversion.
Burundi is populated by 9. 863. 117 habitants  in 2010 to 27,830 km2 is struggling to recover from a civil war that began in 1993 and made some 300,000 dead.
         Over 70% of the population lives below the poverty line. In 2007 he was ranked 167th out of 177 countries in terms of human development by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The country is led by former rebel Pierre Nkurunziza since 26 august 2005.

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