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An extradition treaty signed last week between Mozambique and Rwanda has raised fears among Rwandan political refugees living in the southern Africa country.
The deal was signed by the justice ministers of the two countries in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.
Approximately 3,000 Rwandan refugees are living in Mozambique, according to the authorities here.
Those who fled from Rwanda for political reasons fear that the treaty would be used to legitimise their forced repatriation.
They requested not to be identified or comment further on the treaty.
In September 2021, Rwandan businessman Revocant Karemangingo was shot dead in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, under unclear circumstances.
He was a prominent critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Today, Minister of State in Charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs @NyirahabimanaS signed with Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs of #Mozambique Mrs. Helena Mateus Kida, an Extradition Treaty and a Mutual Legal Assistance in criminal matters Agreement. pic.twitter.com/bgC8CYZsTw
— Ministry of Justice (@Rwanda_Justice) June 3, 2022
Kuri uyu wa Gatanu, Minisiteri y’Ubutabera y’u Rwanda n’iya Mozambique, zashyize umukono ku masezerano y’ubufatanye mu butabera, akaba yasinyiwe i Kigali nyuma y’uruzinduko Minisitiri w’Ubutabera muri iki gihugu, Helena Matheus Kida yagiriraga mu Rwanda. #RBAAmakuru pic.twitter.com/rhn2DbW80m
— Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) (@rbarwanda) June 3, 2022