Wounded Burundi activist remains hospitalized with bullet lodged in his neck

August 4, 2015 1:11 PM

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi – A civic leader says a prominent Burundian rights activist who was shot and wounded Monday night remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his neck.

Gordien Niyungeko of the civic group known as FOCODE said Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is conscious but doctors have yet to remove the bullet as they believe it is too risky to operate on him.

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