In one incident, a student with mental health issues was required to spent 14 hours a day sitting in a corner alone for weeks on end. The student became depressed and started urinating and defecating on himself.
Many of the reports of violence seem to stem from ethnic conflict, of grave concern in Burundi, which emerged in 2005 from a 12-year conflict that pitted the country’s Tutsi minority against rebel groups from its Hutu majority.
According to recently declassified documents, the head of the CIA maintained the power to “approve, modify, or disprove proposals pertaining to human subject research,” even though the U.S. government requires informed consent and medical oversight of the program.
The government of Australia, by failing to provide adequate detention conditions; end the practice of detention of children; and put a stop to the escalating violence and tension at the regional processing center, has violated the right of the asylum seekers including children to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,” a report by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture stated.