Human Rights Watch. You say that Rwanda has arrested and imprisoned homosexuals, homosexuals, prostitutes, and Mayibobo during the preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government meeting to be held in Kigali in the 6th month of this year.
Lewis Mudge, director of Human Rights Watch in Central Africa, told VOA that the detainees were being held at Kabuga’s home.
“Kwa Kabuga Prison is not a secret, it is a well-known place. It is a place for people who do not want to be seen in Kigali. It is clear that these people are being arrested when various international conferences are planned, for example the Commonwealth Conference was adjourned to 2022,” he said.
Lewis Mudge continued: “Between April and June, we spoke to detainees in Gikondo, who told us that they had been arrested prior to the evacuated Commwealth meeting. In short, we published this report, to warn the international community that this things will happen again before the meeting scheduled to take place in Kigali by 2022 “
The Central African Republic’s human rights watchdog says the detainees have been told by security forces that their actions are contrary to Rwandan values. He said Kabga’s detention center said they were not receiving enough food, water and medicine. They also say they were beaten
Mudge says the report released by the working group focuses on the homeless and the marginalized.
“These include street children, prostitutes, whites, whites, and homosexuals. It is important to note that Rwanda has a law that protects homosexuals. In terms of law, it is a very good thing. But what is clear is that they are discriminated against.” “Our neighbors were arrested and taken to Kwa Kabuga, where they informed us that they had been arrested because their actions were contrary to Rwandan values.”
A spokesman for the Rwandan government, Yolande Makolo, declined to comment, but said: “The report is intended to undermine the legitimacy of Rwanda’s tourism industry through lies.”
Yolande Makolo continued: “Rwanda does not discriminate, legally, administratively or ethically from its sexual orientation.”