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Rwandan government suspends newspapers

By Intern / 15 April, 2010

Rwanda’s Media High Council(MHC) has suspended two independent newspapers just months before a presidential election. The press body has suspended publication of Umuseso and Umuvugizi for six months on charges of inciting the police and creating fear among the public. The Kinyarwanda-based weekly tabloid violated article 83 of Rwanda’s media law, according to chairman of the MHC Arthur Asiimwe. Human Rights Watch claimed earlier this year that opposition activists are facing increasing threats as the next presidential election approaches in August.

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