Rwanda Phone Tapping Law May Be Used to Crush Opposition

The Rwandan chief of police, the army commander and the head of the intelligence services are now allowed to monitor the communications of anyone suspected of threatening national security - a law reported to be secretly rejected by most Rwandans, but only opposition in exile are openly denouncing what they call a text dictated by fear and violence.

  • Rwanda:  Big Brother Kagame Is Watching All Rwandans

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 15 August 2012

    The Rwandan parliament recently passed a law authorising high-ranking security officials to monitor email and telephone conversations of individuals considered potential threats to ... read more »

The law designates the army, police and intelligence services as only state organs allowed to tap into private communications upon authorization from a prosecutor through an interception warrant.

  • Rwanda:  Phone Tapping to Reduce Social Crimes - Police

    News of Rwanda, 15 August 2012

    Following passing the bill authorizing the tapping of telephones and other private communications by parliament, Rwanda national police says that it is going to help curb down ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  MPs Pass Phone Tapping Bill

    The New Times, 10 August 2012

    Capping their session this week, Parliament passed an amendment to a bill, seeking to authorise the tapping of telephones and other private communication for security purposes. read more »