EU must suspend military aid to Rwanda over its support of M23

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20 December 2022. In a joint letter to representatives of the European Union (EU), seven human rights organisations point to the urgent need to end military assistance to the Rwandan army provided under the European Peace Facility. Together, they urge EU governments to publicly and strongly condemn any collusion or cooperation with armed groups operating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in particular Rwanda’s support to the M23, and to appoint an EU special envoy to the region to facilitate dialogue processes between stakeholders.

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