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Kigali Speaks Out On Civilian Torture Allegations


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“There is also ample provision for judicial review. These laws and provisions are in line with those that exist in many, if not most, jurisdictions throughout the world and are far less sweeping than in many countries.”

Amnesty said between March 2010 and June 2012, it documented 45 cases of unlawful detention and 18 allegations of torture or ill-treatment at a military camp and in safe houses in Kigali.

Many men interviewed by Amnesty said they were rounded up after grenade attacks in Kigali in March 2010 and in the run-up to the presidential elections in August 2010, a poll which the incumbent president Paul Kagame won with 93 % of the vote.

The suspects were later charged with threatening national security.

But Kigali says “if and when credible information comes to light about the illegal use of torture or any other breach of the laws pertaining to the treatment of terror suspects, these are investigated through established channels and are treated with the utmost seriousness.”

Government further explained that as far as the specific allegations contained in this report are concerned, it was explained to Amnesty in June that the courts had indeed determined that some illegal detentions had taken place.

“These occurred as a result of over-exuberance on the part of individuals within the security services and were dealt with through the courts which immediately put in place corrective measures.”

Rwanda has in the past been on the spot for reportedly abusing human rights, allegations the Kigali establishment vehemently denies.


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