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The girls were charged last week with insulting the head of state and could spend up to five years in prison.
Burundian " King" "God" President Pierre Nkurunziza imprisons children, for doodle his "holy" photo.
Twitter users have rallied to the cause of three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza by following their example.
Crudely doctored images of the leader are being circulated online under the hashtag, #FreeOurGirls.
HRW: "Authorities should focus on holding perpetrators of serious rights violations to account instead of jailing schoolchildren for doodles."
Burundi highlighted a BBC television documentary broadcast in December, a report the BBC said showed how the security services ran secret torture sites to silence dissent.
Burundi on Friday banned the BBC from operating, adding extra pressure to journalists in a country already ranked amongst the worst in the world for press freedom.
The National Communications Council (CNC) had already suspended FM radio broadcasts of the BBC and the Voice of America (VOA) in May 2018.
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