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Rwanda: The troubled course of justice

, Index number: AFR 47/010/2000

Six years after the genocide and other massacres in Rwanda an estimated 125,000 detainees are held in Rwanda's detention centres and prisons. The majority are accused of participation in the genocide, many of whom have been arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested. Amnesty International is concerned that victims of the genocide and their families see justice done; and that the rights of defendants and detainees shoud be respected as large numbers of these detainees are being denied basic human rights

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