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Léon Ntakiyiruta was the victim of an attack of two men armed with machetes on the night of this Monday, 8 August 2016 to 21 hours while he was on his way home. He received two shots with machetes one hand and on the back. The victim was rescued by a person who was passing through. His attackers fled immediately after the hurting.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. On-site sources say that his health is not in danger. This observer of the rights of man for the account of the association for the protection of the rights of man and prisoners aprodh in the province makamba lived near the camp refugees of nakivare at mbarara district
The Motives of this attack is not known. This defender of the rights of man was in exile since January 2016 after the suspension of the activities of his organization by the government. In Makamba Province, he was in charge of doing the monitoring on the violations of the rights of man and visits in the dungeons of the police.
His family claims that he never ceased to suffer death threats related to his work. This is the second time in less than two weeks ago that another Burundians exiled in Uganda is the target of an attack by unknown persons.