Burundi UN inquiry says has list of suspects over country's atrocities

The investigators said it was impossible to know the full extent of the crimes, but they had evidence of rapes, murders, disappearances

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A man runs past a burning barricade on a rock strewn street in Bujumbura's Niyakabiga district on Presidential election day in Burundi play A man runs past a burning barricade on a rock strewn street in Bujumbura's Niyakabiga district on Presidential election day in Burundi, July 21, 2015. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)
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Independent U.N. investigators said on Tuesday they had drawn up a list of suspects who should be prosecuted for possible crimes against humanity in Burundi.

Sporadic violence has gripped the central African nation since April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would seek a third term, prompting protests and leading to often deadly clashes with police.

The investigators said it was impossible to know the full extent of the crimes, but they had evidence of rapes, murders, disappearances, mass arrests and torture, and there were likely many thousands of victims.

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