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The authorities took measures to promote the right to health during the COVID-19 pandemic and promised accountability for excessive use of force by police officers. Reports of enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, excessive use of force, unfair trials and restrictions on the right to...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Rwanda: More progress needed on human rights commitments: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 37th session of the UPR Working Group, January-February 2021

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Rwanda in January-February 2021. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Rwanda in its previous UPR, including in relation to enforced disappearances, prevention of torture, freedom...
Rwanda Freedom of Association

Rwanda: Opposition politician found dead

Anselme Mutuyimana, assistant to Victoire Ingabire, president of the opposition United Democratic Forces (FDU-Inkingi) party, was found dead on the morning of 9 March 2019. Amnesty International calls on the Rwandan authorities to conduct a prompt, impartial, independent and thorough investigation....
Africa Justice Systems

Rwanda: Investigate Killings of Refugees

On 22 February 2018, at least 11 Congolese refugees were killed when the police opened fire on protestors in Karongi town and in Kiziba refugee camp, both in Western Rwanda. Further police operations in Kiziba in April and May resulted in clashes between refugees and the police, with at least one...