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Rwandan Military Court Summons Nyamwasa and 3 Others

A Rwandan military court summoned the ex-army chief of staff, Lieutenant-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, and three other former officials to answer terrorism charges, the army spokesman said.

Nyamwasa, now a critic of President Paul Kagame, was hospitalized after he was shot in the stomach at his home in South Africa in June. The court said he, ex-Rwandan spy chief Patrick Karegeya, Major Theogene Rudasingwa, the country’s first envoy to the U.S., and former Prosecutor-General Gerard Gahima should appear by Dec. 15, Lieutenant-Colonel Jill Rutaremara said today.

The four are to answer to charges of forming a terrorist group, ethnic divisionism and spreading harmful propaganda, Rutaremera said.

Before he fled in February, Nyamwasa was accused of being behind a series of grenade explosions that went off in Kigali, the capital. He denied the allegations.

Nyamwasa’s brother, Lieutenant-Colonel Rugigana Ngabo, serving as the Rwandan army’s commanding officer of the engineering regiment, was arrested Aug. 20 on charges of “individual criminal liability.”

[Bloomberg]

2 comments

1 manyamuala { 11.20.10 at 4:56 pm }

I am sure the Rwandan court is going to find this guy, Lieutenant-General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, guilty in absentia. This would allow Kagame’s government to set Interpol or some other assassin on his trail wherever he may be on planet earth!
I do not believe Rwandan government has the financial resources to accomplish this vindictive task of terrorizing its citizens even those who are in exile. The international corporate war-lords, who are looting the Congolese resources with the help of Kagame, are the ones pulling these strings because have the financial means to accomplish tasks!
Paul Kagame is the top African corporate boogieman!

2 john { 11.22.10 at 3:57 am }

Dear Manyamuala,
Dont’you have anything else to do with your life other than spreading your venom and hate against Kagame and the Tutsi ? Do you think we need your permission to live our lives? Just who do you think you are? Just hear this: we are used to ignorants and clowns like you and your hatred won’t change a thing about it. I just pity you………

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