The Burundi Truth and Reconciliation Commission found more than 6,000 bodies in six mass graves in Karusi province.
The commission’s chairman, Pierre Claver Ndaykariye, told reporters that the remains of 6,032 victims, as well as thousands of bullets, had been found. Clothes, glasses and rosaries were used to identify some of the victims.
The remains belong to members of the Hutu
people.Until 2005, Burundi was in civil war between Tutsi ethnic groups and Hutus, which killed more than 300,000 people.