Burundi Election Campaigns Begin Amid Fear, Harassment

"Violence and repression have been the hallmark of politics in Burundi since 2015, and as elections approach and the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, tensions are rising," said Lewis Mudge, Central Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

Supporters of the ruling party, the National Council for Defence of Democracy – Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD).

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