Rwanda military uses torture to force confessions: HRW
Tuesday October 10 2017
People milling around a court in Kigali, Rwanda: Human Rights Watch says systematic torture by the military was often ignored by judges and prosecutors whenever complaints were made. PHOTO | NMG
The rights watchdog confirmed 104 cases of people being illegally detained and tortured in Rwandan military detention centres between 2010 and 2016, according to the 91-page report, which estimates the true figure is much higher.
Systematic torture by the military was often ignored by judges and prosecutors whenever complaints were made.
The report comes just two months after a HRW investigation showed security forces, including soldiers, executed at least 37 petty offenders instead of prosecuting them.