Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2005 - Rwanda
|Publisher||International Federation for Human Rights|
|Publication Date||22 March 2006|
|Cite as||International Federation for Human Rights, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2005 - Rwanda, 22 March 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/48747cb050.html [accessed 20 October 2014]|
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Ongoing harassment of LIPRODHOR members74
The former members of the League for the Promotion of Human Rights in Rwanda (Ligue rwandaise pour la promotion et la défense des droits de l'Homme – LIPRODHOR) who stayed in the country in spite of the threats of disbandment for "propagating the ideology of genocide" that had targeted their association in June 2004, continued to be harassed in 2005.
For instance, Mr. Boniface Hakiziyaremye was arrested in February 2005, being accused of "propagating divisionism" and detained for four months at the Bougarama police station. He was released in June 2005 and put on probation with an obligation to report to the police station every Friday and a ban from leaving the Cyamguagu province.
Similarly, Mr. Mérari Muhumba, who has also been forbidden to leave the Cyamguagu province since November 2004, was called in for questioning by the police on several occasions in 2005 and interrogated about "the LIPRODHOR ideology of genocide".
Mrs. Antoinette Mukamutoni was also regularly and seriously threatened by intelligence services, who thoroughly questioned her about "the part she played in the destabilisation of Rwanda". As a result, Mrs. Mukamutoni had to leave the country in June 2005.
[Refworld note: This report as posted on the FIDH website (www.fidh.org) was in pdf format with country chapters run together by region. Footnote numbers have been retained here, so do not necessarily begin at 1.]