Burundi: Boys Behind Bars

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Unreported World

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Reporter Ramita Navai and director Wael Dabbous travel to Burundi to investigate the plight of child prisoners.


They reveal how the war-torn country has no juvenile justice system, so \teenagers are locked up for years without trial in dangerous adult \jails. They face violence and constant sexual abuse. For most, \62-year-old Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa is the only hope. While wrongly \imprisoned himself, he found the body of a murdered child inmate, was \deeply affected and decided to devote his life fighting for victims of \injustice. He shows the crew sobering sights - including 90 boys, some \as young as 12, sharing a cell so small, they have to sleep standing up.\ 'I feel scared in here. I miss my mum and sister,' says one 13 year old\ boy.

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'Children locked in prison 'hell' among killers and rapists in Burundi'
\ - Sunday Times\

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First Broadcast

May 13, 2011

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Credits

Producer Director:

Karim Shah

Reporter:

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Editor:

Michelle Tsen

Series Editor:

Sue Turton

Executive Producer:

Eamonn Matthews

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