Blinken raised ‘serious concerns’ about human rights with Kagame in Rwanda

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had raised « serious concerns » related to human rights as well as issues about regional tensions with the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo during a meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in the capital Kigali.

Speaking at a press conference with his Rwandan counterpart on Thursday, Blinken said he raised « serious concerns » about human rights during his earlier meeting with Kagame, including the case of Rwandan citizen and US permanent resident Paul Rusesabagina.

« We believe people in every country should be able to express their views without fear of intimidation, imprisonment, violence or any other forms of repression, » Blinken said at a press conference with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta.


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By Jorge Engels and Jennifer Hansler

August 11, 2022

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