On Tuesday evening, opposition politician Leopold Habarugira was abducted while walking down the street in Bujumbura. A policeman was among the four kidnappers and the tactics appear to conform with those of the security services.
Burundi has been experiencing significant political unrest in recent months. Many members of the opposition have chosen exile, rather than living with the risk of detention and forced disappearance.
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From Africa News –
Burundi opposition official abducted in the capital Bujumbura
An official of the Burundian opposition party Union for Peace and Development (UPD) was abducted on Tuesday while walking with his wife in the capital Bujumbura.
According to his wife Liberty Nzitonda, the 54-year-old UPD treasurer Leopold Habarugira was picked up in the evening by four men including one uniformed police officer armed with a rifle who took him into a vehicle, AFP reports.
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