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Katharine Quarmby feels nothing for the victims of the death penalty in Rwanda

Sixty men are waiting to die in Rwanda’s overcrowded prisons. They await the result of appeals against the death penalty for crimes relating to genocide. It is unlikely that any of them will win their appeals.

Froduald Karamira was one of those who died in the first round of executions a couple of months ago. I met him in January last year. His name carries no resonance in Britain, but in Rwanda he was infamous. He was a successful politician and businessman and his voice was hardly ever off Rwandan radio in the run-up to the genocide of 1994. As…

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