Witnesses say Rwanda’s coronavirus lockdown led to a protest by refugees and migrants who were relocated to the country last year from crowded detention camps in Libya
KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a protest by refugees and migrants who were relocated to the country last year from crowded detention camps in Libya, witnesses said.
They gathered in their camp on Wednesday to organize a demonstration against the lockdown “but authorities came in quickly and stopped it,” Elise Villechalane, spokeswoman with the U.N. refugee agency, told The Associated Press.
Nearly 300 refugees and migrants are living in the Gashora emergency transit center outside the capital, Kigali. Rwanda took them in under an agreement signed with the United Nations and African Union after repeated allegations of dire conditions in Libya’s detention centers including beatings, rapes and other…
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