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Burundi Rights Group Says 77 People Killed Since Late April

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At least 77 people have been killed in Burundi and more than 1,000 detained since protests erupted in the country in late April, a local rights group said.

About 500 others have been wounded in clashes sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, head of the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Incarcerated Persons, said Wednesday in an interview in the capital, Bujumbura.