Gerard Gatare

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Gatare, a former editor at Rwandan National Television, was detained and imprisoned in Kabwata Central Prison in Lusaka. Early in 1995, Gatare, fearing for his life, fled to Zambia from a refugee camp outside Rwanda. No charges have been brought against him. His arrest came after a Rwandan government minister visited Zambia, reportedly bringing a list of “wanted” Rwandan intellectuals with him. Gatare is one of at least 16 Rwandan refugees currently imprisoned in Zambia. He had been awarded the 1994-95 Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship for International Journalists.