John Jones QC

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Pro bono spotlight on: John Jones

Date: 
13 Nov 2013

Rwandan journalists, Saidati Mukakibibi and Agnes Uwimana, were sentenced to 7 and 17 years respectively in 2010, after being convicted of undermining national security, genocide denial and promoting ethnic division. Uwimana was also found guilty of defaming President Paul Kagame. English barrister John Jones QC, and MLDI’s Nani Jansen subsequently appealed the convictions at the Rwandan Supreme Court which led to the genocide denial and divisionism charges being quashed, significantly reducing the journalists’ sentences.

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