HRW: Rwanda violating the civil rights of those that criticize the federal government – JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) launched a report Tuesday alleging that civil and political rights akin to freedom of speech are being attacked by Rwandan authorities, even the rights of these dwelling outdoors the nation.

Based on HRW, methods for repressing the rights of those that criticize the nation embody killings, kidnappings, beatings, enforced disappearances and arbitrary detention. HRW reported cases of abroad human rights violations dedicated by the federal government of Rwanda in opposition to Rwandans dwelling overseas. For instance, on September 13, 2021, Révocat Karemangingo, a businessman and member of the Rwandan refugee group in Mozambique, was shot to loss of life close to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Karemangingo had allegedly warned Mozambique safety forces that individuals related to Rwanda needed to kill him.

The federal government of Rwanda has denied the allegations with a authorities spokesperson claiming that HRW introduced a “distorted image” of Rwanda. The spokesperson went on to say, “Any balanced evaluation of Rwanda’s report in advancing the rights, wellbeing, and dignity of Rwandans over the previous 29 years would acknowledge exceptional transformation progress.”

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