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UK Politicians Ask Kagame To Free High Profile Prisoners

Six British politicians have written to the Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, calling for two former military officers to be released from prison.

Frank Rusagara – who was once defence attaché to the UK – and Tom Byabagamba, were arrested five years ago.

Former presidential guard chief and serving colonel, Tom Byabagamba, (C) was sentenced to 21 years in prison

They were charged with spreading rumours and tarnishing the image of Rwanda and its government.

A military court sentenced them to 20 and 21 years in prison respectively.

The politicians, from Britain’s upper and lower houses of parliament, describe the sentences as disproportionate.

They said they were concerned about the health of the detainees and asked President Kagame to release them on compassionate grounds.

-BBC

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