Burundi Jails Schoolchildren for Writing On President's Photo
The teenagers were detained at Ngozi prison in the north while awaiting the findings of an investigation, after being accused of writing on the president's picture in their schoolbooks.
East African, 24 March 2019
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HRW, 19 March 2019
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