• Rwanda: Singer arrested

    On 11 April 2014, singer Kizito Mihigo, one of Rwanda’s best-known musicians, was arrested by police, accused, along with a former soldier and the director of a Christian radio station, of planning ‘terrorist attacks’ with the aim to overthrow the government.  UPDATE | FEBRUARY 2015:  » BBC World – 27 February 2015: Rwanda singer Kizito Mihigo planned […]
  • Rwanda: Singer Bikindi’s conviction affirmed by UN Appeals Chamber

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Rwanda / Tanzania: Singer Bikindi’s conviction affirmed by UN Appeals Chamber On 18 March 2010, singer Simon Bikindi’s conviction and sentence of 15 years in prison was affirmed by the Appeals Chamber of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. On 2 December 2008, Trial Chamber III found Simon Bikindi — a […]
  • Rwanda: Singer sentenced 15 years prison for incitement

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Rwanda:Singer sentenced 15 years prison for incitement One of Rwanda’s most famous singers, Simon Bikindi, was convicted on 2 December 2008 for his direct and public incitement to commit genocide. Charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, based in Arusha, Tanzania, Simon Bikindi was sentenced for his role during the during the […]
  • Rwanda: War crimes trial feared to legitimise new repression of musicians

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Rwanda: War crimes trial feared to legitimise new repression of musicians elsewhere On 18 September 2006 a UN war crimes trial began in Tanzania, charging a musician with inciting genocide in Rwanda. If convicted, the unintended consequence might be repression elsewhere of legitimate forms of musical expression. Rwandan singer-songwriter Simon Bikindi stands accused […]
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