visit http://ccalliance.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php geneva;”>Rwanda Foreign Minister and Government Spokesperson Louise Mushikiwabo said: “This is an extremely serious incident – we have confirmation that one of the tortured Rwandans has died.”
She added: “We have asked the Government of the DRC to ensure that the mistreatment of Rwandan citizens stops immediately.”
The incident comes at a time of increased fighting between M23 rebels and DRC forces in North Kivu where government troops have registered considerable losses and stare down on possible defeat in the strategic town of Goma.
The rebels are about 50kms away from Goma.
Congo accuses Rwanda of supporting M23 rebels with recruits and logistics, allegations Kigali vehemently denies.
Addressing his generals on Monday in Rwanda, President Paul Kagame said his government had not given M23 even a single bullet.
The targeted killings of Rwandese in Congo could stoke fears of a possible ethnic cleansing in the war-torn region.
Over the weekend, FDLR rebels from the forest of Pinga in Eastern Congo burned down 30 houses of Rwandans in three localities of the plateaus of Uvira in South Kivu.
Other affected areas were Mugutu, Manana and Kishaje.
Minister Mushikiwabo said Rwanda had brought the case of torture of Rwandans at camp Katindo to the urgent attention of the Joint Verification Taskforce and warned against the resurgence of hate speech.
“We have learned before that hate speech has consequences; that reckless political rhetoric costs lives. It is something our region must not be forced to endure ever again.”