Rwandan army deserters ‘held on Lake Kivu island’

A deserter said some detainees had been held for several years without trial and without visitors Rwanda is holding more than 280 troops accused of desertion on an island in Lake Kivu, the army has revealed. Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita told the BBC they were undergoing re-education. An alleged deserter being held on the island had told the BBC the soldiers were transferred there a year ago from a military prison to prevent a planned visit by the Red Cross. Denying the allegations, Gen Nzabamwita said the BBC was welcome…

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