Cabinet Approves Anti-Terrorism Bill

Suspects appearing before court over terrorism case

The Rwanda cabinet has approved amendments on draft bill on terrorism which will see Rwanda collaborate with other countries in prevention and combating global terrorism.

Chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro, November 8, 2017, the cabinet also approved several judicial bills including a draft bill on ammunitions.

Currently seven out of the nine members of non-registered political party- FDU-Inkingi are facing prosecution as suspects in forming a terror group operating in Rwanda and DR Congo.

Court proceedings indicate that the suspects have managed to send Rwandans across the border to join an armed rebellion known as P5.

In the meantime, a case of over 44 Rwandan Muslims (including four children below 18) are in court accused of having links with the terror group Al Shabaab and the Islamic State.

Cabinet also approved two agreements with Ethiopia that will see extradition of convicted criminals and collaboration in penal legal proceedings between the two countries.

Another bilateral agreement was approved whereby Rwanda and Zambia will exchange convicted criminals in either country.

This comes at a time when Rwanda is also revisiting a similar agreement with Malawi, as part of pursuing Rwandan genocide suspects living in the Southern African countries.




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