“I want these damn cuffs off me”, Peter Erlinder in Rwanda jail
“I want my lawyer. I want to call my embassy, and I want these damn cuffs of me.” This is the request made by Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza’s American lawyer, Prof. Peter Erlinder to Rwandan authorities.
In the meantime, the official position of Rwanda Governement as stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mushikiwabo is clear:
– “Mr. Erlinder is a conspiracy theorist”
– Mr. Erlinder and Victoire Ingabire are “reckless publicity seekers and genocide deniers” whose “provocative actions and statements” have
“the potential to undercut the legitimacy of Rwanda’s electoral process.”
– “Entering Rwanda was a brazen act of provocation”
– “Mr. Erlinder’s arrest is an act of justice.”