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Amnesty International releases video revealing 5 possible mass graves in Burundi

Amnesty International provides a video, satellite images and witness accounts over the past two months.

Screengrab of Amnesty International's video footage showing at least five mass burial sites in the country torn by violence.

PRETORIA - Amnesty International has released video footage of mass graves used by Burundi authorities to hide the remains of political opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

The human rights watchdog provided video footage, satellite images and witness accounts over the past two months, showing at least five mass burial sites in the country torn by violence.

The Amnesty International revelation is devastating for President Nkurunziza as the African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa tomorrow.

WATCH: Burundi: Suspected Mass Graves

Continental leaders fear Burundi is sliding toward an ethnic germicide and are pushing to have a significant AU presence hold the line.

Nkurunziza says he'll treat the proposed 5,000-strong green-helmeted peacekeeping force as an invading army.

Amnesty charges the president, serving an unconstitutional third term in power, with covering up extra judicial killings of his opponents.

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