Harassment and intimidation of political opponents, journalists and human rights defenders increased, often in violation of the right to freedom of expression.
Burundian refugees in Tanzania intimidated into returning home - 29 junio 2009Burundian refugees living in the Mtabila refugee camp in Tanzania are being coerced into returning home, according to reports received by Amnesty International, from refugees and organizations working Some refugees have had their homes set on fire and others have been threatened with arson, to coerce them into returning home.
Burundi abolishes the death penalty but bans homosexuality - 27 abril 2009New legislation, promulgated last week in Burundi by President Nkurunziza, which abolishes the death penalty but outlaws homosexuality, is both a cause for celebration and disappointment. Burundi the 93rd country in the world to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, while those found guilty of engaging in consensual same-sex relations risk imprisonm
أدت التوترات السياسية إلى إعاقة تنفيذ التدابير الخاصة بحماية حقوق الإنسان التي اتخذتها الحكومة. وتعثرت مفاوضات السلام بين الحكومة وآخر جماعة معارضةمسلحة.