Lawyers of Hope in Rwanda Sunday, September 13, 2009

Claire Wilkinson (Rwanda) from Lawyers of Hope in Rwanda sends us the following updates and encouraging news:

“Lawyers of Hope recently took part in the inaugural Legal Aid Week in Rwanda, designed to raise the profile of legal aid providers and to reach as many people as possible with free legal aid services. Two teams of LOH members spent the week in two prisons in Kigali, giving legal advice and assistance to nearly 400 prisoners. Praise God with us for the opportunity to share the gospel with these prisoners, as well as to provide them with legal advice. One mentally ill prisoner was released as a result of our intervention after spending more than 3 years waiting to appear in court. Please pray for us as we seek to build on this work - we hope to obtain permanent permission to work in prisons in Rwanda and to follow up the most needy cases which we have identified.”