Alphonse-Marie Kadege was Vice-President of Burundi from 30 April 2003 to 11 November 2004. He is an ethnic Tutsi and a member of the Union for National Progress (UPRONA) Party. On January 15, 2007, he was acquitted on charges of plotting a coup, along with former president Domitien Ndayizeye and three others; two others were sentenced to long prison terms. Actually, Kadege and Ndayizeye were never tried. It appeared that the whole accusation of a coup plot was the work and machination of government agencies. Kadege was severely tortured while in custody. One of the participants in the torture, Willy Nyamitwe, recorded several sessions that were later to be posted on YouTube.
- "Ndayizeye acquitted of coup plot in Burundi", Reuters (IOL), January 16, 2007.
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