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A Statement On Rwanda By UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State For Africa – (Foreign, Commonwealth And Development Office), James Philip Duddridge.

The UK Government is aware that Idamange Yvonne was arrested on 15 February and remains in detention in Rwanda. We are monitoring her case closely, including observing proceedings at her court hearings. We are also aware of reports of the disappearance of Innocent Bahati, who remains missing, in February. Through the British High Commission in Kigali, the UK Government is following developments.

We call on the Government of Rwanda to ensure that due process is followed for all those in detention. We continue to urge Rwanda to uphold and champion Commonwealth values of democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights, and to recognise that civil society and opposition figures must be able to operate freely in Rwanda, holding the Government to account and contributing to the debate on how the country should be governed.

James Philip Duddridge, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

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