Rwanda has made impressive progress in economic and social development since the 1994 genocide, but the government imposes severe restrictions on freedom of expression and does not tolerate dissent. Political space is extremely limited and independent civil society and media are weak. Opponents and critics inside and outside the country have been killed, attacked or threatened. Despite legal reforms, the judiciary lacks independence in political or sensitive cases.  Scores of people have been detained unlawfully in police or military custody, in unofficial detention centers, where some have been tortured or ill-treated.  Dozens of people were reported forcibly disappeared in 2014.  Some reappeared in prison after prolonged incommunicado detention; others remain victims of forced disappearances.