Democratic Green Party of Rwanda calls for immediate release of US lawyer Peter Erlinder
Position of Democratic Green Party of Rwanda on AMERICAN LAWYER, Prof. Peter ERLINDER:
We wonder in the first place why the Government of Rwanda, allowed Prof. Peter ERLINDER to enter the country if they knew very well that he was a genocide denier. We still wonder why they did not make him ‘persona non grata’ and instead went ahead to arrest him from his Hotel in Kigali.
The International Community should now show its true friendship to the people of Rwanda and Request the Rwandan Government to respect the laws it put in place by itself with great support of your tax payers hard earned money.
We strongly condemn this arrest and call upon his immediate release. Even though Rwanda is a sovereign state and would like to prove to the International Community that it is able enough to manage its duties and thus does not need any foreign advice, the International Law Principles should be applied in this case.
Kigali, 3rd June 2010
Founding President, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda.