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Rwanda: the Search for Security and Human Rights Abuses

This new report from Human Rights Watch details continued cases within Rwanda of "assassination, murder, arbitrary detention, torture and other abuses perpetrated chiefly by soldiers of the Rwandan Patriotic Army, and by members of a government-backed citizens' militia called the Local Defense Force." According to the report, the Local Defense Force, while supposedly acting under the auspices of local authorities, commits abuses without fear of reprisal since these authorities are often either allied with or afraid of the government-supported militia.
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/SocSci/.cs/2000
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May 16th, 2000
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April 7th, 2003 at 1:49pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 1:49pm
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