Critics of the report, including Mukabalisa, have raised concerns about its accuracy and objectivity, suggesting that it is unfairly targeting Rwanda.
Mukabalisa highlighted the substantial progress Rwanda has achieved in the past 29 years in fields such as education, innovation, and security, contrasting this with HRW’s portrayal of the country.
She accused HRW of presenting a distorted image of Rwanda to discredit it internationally and noted previous reports with baseless allegations.
Mukabalisa also criticized HRW’s sources, alleging connections to unreliable dissidents and fugitives accused of involvement in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda. She further accused HRW of collaborating with armed groups and anti-Rwanda terrorists and consistently defending genocide perpetrators.
MP Nizeyimana Pie expressed disapproval of Kenneth Roth, a former Executive Director of HRW , and his consistent criticisms of Rwanda. Rwandan parliamentarians have collectively emphasized the country’s stability and called on HRW to adopt a more objective approach.
Rwanda, in response to these allegations, remains steadfast, asserting the importance of truth in governance.