UN Decries Aligation Of Killings, Mass Graves And Gang Rapes In Burundi

Burundi has suffered a dramatic rise in killings, arrests and detentions since President Pierre Nkurunziza launched his controversial bid to stand for a third term in April 2015. By Landry Nshimye (AFP/File)

Geneva (AFP) - The UN human rights chief voiced alarm Friday at the spiralling violence in Burundi, decrying allegations of security forces gang raping women, ethnic killings and mass graves filled with more than 100 bodies.

"All the alarm signals, including the increasing ethnic dimension of the crisis, are flashing red... A complete breakdown in law and order is just around the corner," Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein warned in a statement.

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