Rwanda urged to end clampdown on dissent as Charles Ntakirutinka released

The release today of a former government minister following a decade in prison has prompted Amnesty International to call for an end to the ongoing persecution of political opponents and journalists in Rwanda. “Charles Ntakirutinka spent 10 years of his life in prison because he formed a political party,” said Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International’s Africa Director. “Ten years after Charles Ntakirutinka was jailed, political opponents and journalists still spend years in prison for speaking out. “The Rwandan government should put promises to respect freedom of expression and association…

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