Kizito Mihigo, a well known gospel singer and reconciliation activist has been arrested on 6 April 2014, after releasing a song that raise awareness about the value of a human life. That song has been considered to be critical to the Rwandan government and it was immediately prohibited by Rwandan authorities.

The Rwandan persecution authorities have announced that he was arrested on 15 April 2014 despite that he was taken away on 6 April 2014 by security services. We have reason to believe that between 6 and 15 April 2014, Kizito was taken at a secret location where he was tortured or/and threatened which lead to him accepting accusations of the persecutor during his trial.

He was charged with planning to oust the government. In February 2015, he was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment after being convicted of conspiracy against the government of President Paul Kagame. This sentence was based on a conversation by text he had with a political activist who is in exile.

Kizito should be released immediately because he was arrested and kept for 5 days without access to a lawyer nor his family and all his accusations presented in the court were fault and politically motivated.

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