Three Burundi schoolgirls face jail for doodling on President’s photo

Written by on March 24, 2019

(CNN)Three schoolgirls in Burundi spent the weekend in jail and are facing five years in prison for drawing on the President’s face in their school books, Human Rights Watch told CNN.

The girls, who are all minors, were arrested last week and were on Monday charged with ‘insulting the head of state,’ according to the human rights group.
They are on remand while they await trial for drawing on President Pierre Nkurunziza’s face during one of their classes, Lewis Mudge, the Central Africa Director at Human Rights Watch told CNN.

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