Burundi Schoolchildren Expelled for Writing On President's Photo
The six girls who are minors, were detained for six days in March this year. In a statement released by the school, director Isaie Nkinzingabo said that they were expelled permanently, according to school regulations.
Nairobi News, 17 April 2019
Do you remember the school girls who were recently detained by the police in Burundi for reportedly doodling on a picture of the country's president? Read more »
Activists outraged after Burundi jails schoolchildren for writing on president's photo - now they're responding with drawings of their own.
Burundi: Expelled for Doodles
HRW, 12 April 2019
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East African, 24 March 2019
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HRW, 19 March 2019
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