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Burundi Penal Code

Article 567

** Signed into law on April 22, 2009
** Applies to anyone who has sexual relations with someone of the same sex
** Punishment is 3 months to 2 years in prison
** Punishment can also be a fine of 50,000 to 100,000 Burundian francs
** Article 567 violates the African Charter on Human & People's Rights
** Article 567 violates the Burundian Constitution
1) Article 28 of their Constitution guarantees the right to privacy
2) Article 17 guarantees the right to be free from discrimination
3) Article 19 guarantees rights protected by international convention


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