Rwanda: Dominique Makeli : [Global letter-writing marathon 2006]
Dominque Makeli, a former journalist for Radio Rwanda, has been detained for almost 12 years without ever being tried. Amnesty International considers his long-term detention without trial to be a clear infringement of his basic human rights. He is one of thousands of people who remain detained for alleged involvement in the genocide. Many of these detainees may be innocent of the charges, and yet they have been detained for many years without trial in overcrowded, unsanitary detention facilities.