1-6 April 2016

Media Monitoring Report for Rwanda
Posted on April 15, 2016

Compiled by Berta Fürstová

  1. Top FDLR rebel arrested in Uganda
  2. Bihozagara’s body in Rwanda, family calls for post-mortem

1. Top FDLR rebel arrested in Uganda
Private but pro-government newspapers

“Top FDLR rebel arrested in Uganda” by Gashegu Muramira. New Times, 5th April 2016

  • A senior commander of the FDLR militia, known as Major Barrack Anan, has been arrested in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Uganda’s Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said Anan was arrested at Old Kampala police station as he tried to seek registration as an asylum seeker.
  • Anan is suspected to have been active in recruiting refugees in Nyakivale Refugee Camp where there is a big number of Congolese and sending them to the FDLR training centre at Nganga in North Kivu province.
  • On whether or not he would be extradited to Rwanda, Enanga indicated that the suspect was travelling on Congolese documents, explaining that they are working with the DRC Interpol to determine the next course of action.

2. Bihozagara’s body in Rwanda, family calls for post-mortem
Private but pro-government newspapers

 “Bihozagara's body arrives, family calls for post-mortem” by Rodrigue Rwirahira. New Times, 6th April 2016

  • The family of the late Jacques Bihozagara, a former Rwandan minister and diplomat who mysteriously died in a Burundi prison on March 30, has called on government to help carry out a post-mortem examination to determine the actual cause of his death.
  • They made the appeal on April 5 shorty after the body was lowered at Kigali International Airport. The repatriation of his body was settled by Rwanda’s Embassy in Burundi.
  • Eugene Muligande, who spoke on behalf of the family of the deceased, said: “This was a crime committed against a Rwandan citizen, the Government should help investigate with full force; it was an abuse of human rights and this calls for a comprehensive international investigation,” adding that such violations, punishable under international conventions, should not go unpunished.

 


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