Burundi releases schoolgirls held for scribbling on president’s portrait

FILE PHOTO: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza waves to his supporters as he arrives for the promulgation of the new constitution at Bugendana commune in Gitega Province, Burundi June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana/File Photo

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi has released three schoolgirls whose detention over accusations of scribbling on President Pierre Nkurunziza’s picture in textbooks had led to an international outcry. 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 […]

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