Rwanda Clashes With UN After Team Terminates Probe
The UN team's visit to Rwanda was to investigate alleged torture and rights abuses. The investigation was suspended, citing a "series of obstructions imposed by authorities" and fears that interviewees would be harassed. A Human Rights Watch report confirmed 104 cases of people who were illegally detained, and in many cases tortured or ill-treated, in military detention centers.
East African, 23 October 2017
Rwanda has faulted the UN's Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture for terminating its mission to the country in "bad faith". Read more »
Rwanda's Justice Minister and Attorney General Johnston Busingye.
East African, 22 October 2017
Rwanda has not yet ruled out dialogue with Human Rights Watch over what it calls the group's "biased stance." Read more »
New Times, 20 October 2017
Parliament has urged the Government to urgently revisit its relationship with the US-based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) over what it described as "continued deliberate… Read more »
The Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye, says Human Rights Watch has over the years been running a campaign to discredit the government. This follows a report by the rights ... Read more »
Human Rights Watch has confirmed 104 cases of people who were illegally detained, and in many cases tortured or ill-treated, in military detention centers between 2010 and 2016; ... Read more »