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State-Led Murder: Refugee Claims

state-led murder: They also carried with them an abundance of relief the young family had just escaped the brutal violence and political persecution that had overtaken their home country of Burundi, according to CBC. Burundi to be investigated for state-led murder, rape, torture They're part of a growing wave of Burundian families claiming refugee status in Canada, and choosing Ottawa as the place to start anew. When I came I had three suitcases, and I arrived in the country with a six-month-old, she recalled. According to Immigration and Refugee Board data obtained by CBC, more than 400 Burundians filed refugee claims in Ottawa between 2013 and 2017, with 180 of those claims coming last year. They're scared for their lives, so they must leave everything behind, said Tuyishime. During that period, more claimants from Burundi landed in Ottawa than in any other Canadian city. !function e,t,s,i var They are leaving for the safety. ( As reported in the news.