IRRC No. 124

Burundi — Venezuela — Haiti — Ceylon — Japan — Laos — Khmer Republic — Republic of Vietnam — Near East

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From 26 to 28 May 1971, the ICRC delegates for Eastern Africa, Mr. R. Weber and Mr. P. Gachoud, went to Burundi to visit five prisons there. They saw persons held for political reasons and offences and talked without witnesses with prisoners of their choice.The delegates, in co-operation with the Burundi Red Cross, distributed toilet requisites and note-paper. They also handed over to the National Society mats and medicaments to be distributed at a later date.

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