Posted by: Patrick Mosolf | Saturday, 5 June, 2010

US Lawyer Arrested in Rwanda

It looks like Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is becoming more repressive. US lawyer Eric Kayiranga has been arrested for seeking to defend an opposition politician Victoire Ingabire, who has been charged with promoting genocide ideology.

Although Kagame’s government has succeeded in bringing stability to Rwanda after the 1994 genocide, it has also established severe policies restricting freedom of speech about the genocide. In Rwanda, only one version of the genocide is allowed in public, and this version is taught to all students in the country.


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