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Burundi party's 'relentless' intimdation ahead of polls: Amnesty

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza talks during an interview in Paris on June 4, 2014Burundi’s ruling party is carrying out a “relentless campaign of intimidation” against opposition and critics, ahead of presidential elections next year, Amnesty International said Tuesday. “The government’s clampdown on free expression and peaceful assembly has serious implications for human rights ahead of next year’s elections,” said Amnesty researcher Tom Gibson. The small nation in Africa’s Great Lakes region emerged in 2006 from 13 years of brutal civil war and its political climate remains fractious ahead of presidential polls due in June 2015.

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