US Congress to Hold Hearing on Rwanda’s Troubling Human Rights Record

By: Jennifer Fierberg Democracy in Rwanda Now released the following press statement today stating: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations announced today that it will hold a hearing on May 20 to examine Rwanda’s deteriorating human rights record under President Paul Kagame. The hearing, “Developments in Rwanda,” will feature testimony from several experts on Rwanda including David Himbara, a former top economic aide to President Kagame and coordinator of the North American branch of Democracy in Rwanda Now (DIRN); Robert Higiro,…

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Revolution sneaks up on you one small step at a time

By Jennifer Fierberg Rwandan gospel singer sentenced to ten years in prison Injustice inside Rwanda is not a new topic for journalists who cover the region. It is a subject matter that is written about so frequently that it becomes part of the narrative when broaching the subject of the legal system in Rwanda. Sadly, today is not different. The popular Rwandan gospel singer, Mihigo Kizito, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today. His co-defendant, journalist Cassian Ntamuhanga was sentenced to 25 years and former military personnel Dukuzumuremyi John…

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