Inmates from Rwamagana prison have been sensitised to know their rights.The agenda was effected early this week in collaboration with RCS and international organisation for prisoners rights DIDE
Mukansoro Odette,the chairperson of DIDE revealed that in Rwanda a lot has been done in terms of observing prisoners rights for example providing accommodation, food, facilitating the prisoners to get lawyers and appearing in court on time.
CP J Bosco KABANDA Division mananger in social affairs RCS
Speaking at the occasion the guest of honour, Division Manager of RCS in charge of Social affairs and correction CP Bosco Kabanda highlighted the main factors in observing the prisoners rights stressing that all this is done in accordance with the law regulating RCS and MANDELA RULES.
Concerning the implementation policy,Kabanda said that each prison is represented by the director of prison and other professionals in various sectors in charge of well being of inmates.
Inmates expressed their hapinness because of the discussions held as most of them did not know their rights as revealed by Murenzi Emmanuel, the representative of prisoners.
He had this to say’’There are many people who didn’t know their rights,and they have been told that the prosecutor may defend the accused when necessary ,many knew that it’s not possible’’.
The Divisoner Manager in charge of socoal affairs , correction and prisoners rights in RCS commended International prisoners rights organisation DIDE for its continued support to RCS in observing prisoners rights.
Apart from that support, DIDE also constructed juvenile prison at Nyagatare with all equipment facilitating a child sentenced by the court not to lag behind in education and culture .