Burundi, Israel-Palestine, China.
Today's three stories you should know.
Security forces in Burundi have “killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured and harassed” members of the opposition, according to a new report. The New York-based Human Rights Watch group said people accused of working with armed opposition groups had also been targeted. HRW criticised the European Union, the United States and other countries for maintaining close ties to Burundi without raising the abuses.
More from HRW here.
One of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s pallbearers has been arrested by Israeli security forces and interrogated about her funeral, according to an Al Jazeera report. Amro Abu Khudeir featured prominently in footage of Israeli police attacking the pallbearers as he managed to hold the coffin up despite being repeatedly and brutally hit with batons. His lawyer, Khaldoun Najm, said that he was being held in solitary confinement. The Israeli police said the arrest had nothing to do with the funeral, but Najm said all of the questions Abu Khudeir has been asked are related to it.
More from Al Jazeera here.
Someone in the cockpit of a China Eastern Airlines plane crashed it deliberately in March, killing all 132 people on board, US media said today. The story was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with a US investigation into the incident. The plane plummeted in a near vertical decline and left a 66-foot deep hole in the ground, Chinese officials said. Investigators believe that such a dive would have required intentional force. They also pointed to the fact that that the plane’s flaps had not been engaged, nor its landing gear deployed.
More from WSJ here.