Political Risk

AFP correspondent in Burundi detained, badly beaten

“Burundian journalist and AFP correspondent Esdras Ndikumana said he was arrested by government security forces and badly beaten on Sunday at the scene of the assassination of a top general.

Ndikumana, who also works for France’s RFI radio, said he was taking pictures at the site of the attack in the capital Bujumbura when he was arrested by members of the National Intelligence Service (SNR) and taken to their offices.

He was held for around two hours, during with he said he was subjected to severe beatings on his back, legs and the soles of his feet.”

Source: AFP correspondent in Burundi detained, badly beaten – Yahoo News

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