Friday, August 18, 2006
Rwanda to review the death penalty.
Twelve years after a horrific genocide that left a million people dead and twice as many displaced, the country known to have been struggling to rebuild a rundown infrastructure, bring justice to the survivors and engage in talks with rebellious factions, is doing a hell of job in dropping some of its questionable practices such as the death penalty. After a well known genocide suspect, Emmanuel Nteziryayo, was apprehended in England and could possibly be extradited to the ICTR(the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, based in Arusha, Tanzania), the authorities in Kigali are considering discarding that extreme measure since a lot of western countries are continuously refusing to hand in some suspects due to the use of torture and execution. Details for the country's profile can be found here.