UN reports gang-rapes, mass graves in Burundi
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses delegates during a special session of the Human Rights Council on the situation in Burundi in Geneva, Switzerland - REUTERS

GENEVA: The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi’s security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters’ houses and heard witness testimony of mass graves, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on Friday.

“The 11 December attacks against three military camps and the large-scale human rights violations that occurred in their immediate aftermath appear to have triggered new and extremely disturbing patterns of violations,” Zeid said in a statement.

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