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The Cost of Speaking Up in Rwanda

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Kizito Mihigo speaking to the media in Kigali on April 15, 2014 after nine days in incommunicado detention. In an audio recording released after his death, Mihigo says he was forced to ask for forgiveness and confess to crimes with which he was later charged during the press conference. © 2014 Stéphanie Aglietti/AFP via Getty Images The UK’s decision to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda and the much-awaited Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which took place in the capital Kigali in June, have triggered much-needed scrutiny of Rwanda. The legal challenge against…

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