Document - Further information on UA 465/90 (AFR 47/09/90, 15 November 1990) - Rwanda: health / legal concern: Anne-Marie Habimana, Alphonse Munyaneza, Fidele Munyangabe, Marie-Rose Murorunkwere










EXTERNAL (for general distribution)AI Index: AFR 47/16/90

Distr: UA/SC


19 December 1990


Further information on UA 465/90 (AFR 47/09/90, 15 November 1990) - Health/Legal concern


RWANDA: Anne-Marie Habimana

Alphonse Munyaneza, son of a former government minister

Fidèle Munyangabe

Marie-Rose Murorunkwere, Secretary at Kigali Prefecture HQ





The above-named four people were among more than 1,000 detainees held in overcrowded detention centres, whose health was reported to have deteriorated since their arrest in early October 1990. They were all arrested in connection with an armed invasion by Ugandan-based Rwandese exiles on 1 October, and are held without charge.


Amnesty International has now learned that Alphonse Munyaneza was released from detention on 17 November without charge or trial. His current state of health is not known, but it is reported to have improved.


There is no new information about the other three prisoners.

Please would Urgent Action participants send further appeals as detailed below.

FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Telexes/Telegrams/Airmail Letters (in FRENCH if possible):


- welcoming the release of Alphonse Muyaneza;


- seeking information about the current legal status of the other three detainees and their state of health.


APPEALS TO:


Son Excellence

Président HABYARIMANA Juvénal

Président de la République

BP 15

Kigali, République Rwandaise


Telegrams: President Habyarimana, Kigali, Rwanda

Telexes: 22517


Monsieur MUGEMANA Jean-Marie Vianney

Ministre de l'Intérieur et du développement communal

Ministère de l'Intérieur

BP 446

Kigali, République Rwandaise


Telegrams: Ministre Mugemana, Kigali, Rwanda

Telexes: 22502


Monsieur MUJYANAMA Théoneste

Ministre de la Justice

Ministère de la Justice

BP 160

Kigali, République Rwandaise


Telegrams: Ministre Mujyanama, Kigali, Rwanda

Telexes: 22502


Monsieur BGENDAHAYO Placide

Ministre de la Santé publique et des affairs sociales

Ministère de la Santé publique

BP 84

Kigali, République Rwandaise


Telegrams: Ministre Ngendahayo, Kigali,Rwanda

Telexes: 22502


COPIES TO:


Monsieur le Rédacteur-en-Chef

Imvaho

BP 83

Kigali, République Rwandaise


Monsieur le Rédacteur-en-Chef

Kinyamateka

BP 761

Kigali, République Rwandaise


Monsieur le Rédacteur-en-Chef

La Relève

Office rwandaise d'information

BP 83

Kigali, République Rwandaise


and to diplomatic representatives of Rwanda in your country.


PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office if sending appeals after

30 January 1991.

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