John Williams Ntwali

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 9 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2023 to Question 1078 on Rwanda: Human Rights, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of due process during the investigation into the death of John Williams Ntwali and; whether he is aware of any action taken by the Rwandan authorities since 7 February 2023 to address concerns around due process during that investigation.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK government understands that a police investigation determined that a traffic incident led to the death of John Williams Ntwali. We raised this case with Government of Rwanda and underlined the importance of transparent investigations. The UK remains committed to working with Rwanda to support the development of its civil and political rights, and to address any concerns around the limited space for political opposition and critical voices. We discuss these issues regularly with the Government of Rwanda, both directly and via our High Commission. We are not aware of any further updates to the case but will continue to monitor the situation.

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