Rwanda: Detained pregnant wife of activist to appear in court

British national Violette Uwamahoro, the pregnant wife of a political opposition activist living in exile, who was arrested by Rwandan authorities and held incommunicado, will make her first appearance in court at a bail hearing in the capital Kigali tomorrow, said Amnesty International. Violette Uwamahoro, who lives in the UK with her two children, disappeared in Kigali on 14 February. […]

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Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues Applaud International Tribunal Arrests

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) applaud the July 18 arrest by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda of seven persons charged with having played major roles in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The arrests represent an important step in the campaign to bring to justice those most responsible for the slaughter of more […]

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Rwanda’s Genocide: Human Rights Abuses Against Women

During the genocide of 1994, Hutu militia groups and the Rwandan military regularly used rape and other sexual violence as weapons in their genocidal campaign against the Tutsi community. In Shattered Lives: Sexual Violence During the Rwandan Genocide and its Aftermath, released today, Human Rights Watch and the Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH) provide detailed and […]

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