27 March 2019
Following an international outcry and widespread ridicule over the detention of three schoolgirls who scribbled on President Pierre Nkurunziza’s picture in textbooks, Burundi on Tuesday released them.
The three girls were the last still being held from a group of seven children arrested earlier this month in Kirundo province, in Burundi’s northeast some 200 kilometres from the commercial capital Bujumbura. All were accused of insulting Nkurunziza by defacing his image.
A regional court in Kirundo had decided last Wednesday to proceed with a full trial against the three
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