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Rwanda: Free Speech Convictions Upheld

Expand Colonel Tom Byabagamba (left) and retired Brigadier General Frank Rusagara (right) arrive at the court to appeal their 2016 conviction on charges including tarnishing the government’s image and inciting insurrection, in Kigali, Rwanda, on December 27, 2019.  © 2019 Clement Uwiringiyimana/Reuters (Nairobi) – The Rwandan Court of Appeal decision on December 27, 2019 upholding the conviction of two former military officials is a violation of freedom of speech. Although the court reduced their sentences to 15 years each, it does not mitigate convictions for criticizing the authorities and…

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