Burundi Jails Student for 'Insulting' President
Perhaps out of fear, teachers, school administrators and local officials have become wrapped up in the crackdown on government opponents, including students who doodle on pictures, whether out of boredom or protest, says Human Rights Watch.
Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza.
CAJ News, 20 June 2016
SOME schoolchildren could spend up to ten years in prison following their arrest for allegedly defacing pictures of Pierre Nkurunziza in their books. Read more »
Al Jazeera, 3 June 2016
Police in Burundi opened fire and injured at least two people during a protest by schoolchildren against the arrest of fellow students for defacing a photo of President Pierre… Read more »
UN News, 7 June 2016
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today it is concerned about the arrests, expulsions from school and injuries of students in Burundi schools, and has called for all… Read more »