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Call for Action: Tell Obama about Paul Kagame and Tony Blair

by Theogene Rudasingwa.


It is not known what exactly President Obama and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will discuss this Monday 10/31/2011. The middle east will be part of the agenda. Reliable sources indicate that Tony Blair will use the occasion to intercede on behalf of his business client, Paul Kagame, and try to convince President Obama to drop any questions and doubts he has about the man with the worst human rights record in modern African history.

Call the White House tonight with these talking points:

A) Paul Kagame is responsible for:

1. Shooting down the plane in which the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi and all their entourage were killed.

2. Grave human rights abuses, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possible acts of genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda against Rwandans( Hutu) in Rwands before, during and after 1994. Cite the UN Mapping Report.

3. Completely closing the political space in Rwanda and jailing, killing or forcing into exile political opposition leaders, journalists, human rights activists, and closing space for civil society.

4. Serious corrupt practices, including private use and misuse of poor Rwandan taxpayers who live on less than one dollar per day, and channeling US taxpayers money to buying private jets and 20,000 $ a night luxury hotels in New York.

5. President Kagame has assassinated opponents abroad, and still tries to assassinate Rwandan exiles in Europe, Africa, United States in Canada. In the UK, Tony Blair is aware that British Police this year alerted Rwandans resident in the UK that there was evidence that the Rwandan Government was planning to kill them using conventional and unconventional means. In South Africa court hearing continues in a case in which Rwandan security agents under Paul Kagame’s orders tried to assassinate Lt. Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, formerly Chief of Staff of the Rwandan Military and Ambassador to India.

B) About Tony Blair:

Tell President Obama that Tony Blair while UK Prime Minister, and now as Paul Kagame’s principal lobbyist has worked, and continues to work hard, to conceal the above crimes committed by his client Kagame.

C) Share with President Obama the way forward:

(a) Call on President Obama to lead an international effort to bring Paul Kagame to account for the terrorist crime of shooting a civilian plane in which two Heads of State and others were killed on April 6, 1994

b) Call for for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners;

(c) Demand an end to persecution (including arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, involuntary disappearances and extra-judicial killings) of government opponents and critics and their relatives;

(d) Demand an end to the practice of channeling the development assistance that the United States provides to Rwanda through budget support;

(e) Condition the development assistance that the United States provides to the Rwanda government on political reforms, including opening up political space;

(f) Use regional and united Nations human rights mechanisms to ensure that President Kagame and his security officials are held accountable for gross human rights violations that are committed against innocent citizens in and outside Rwanda;

(g) Call upon the government of Rwanda to agree to a comprehensive and unconditional dialogue with all the opposition on ways for resolving the political impasse engulfing Rwanda; and,

(h) Call upon the international community, especially the UNHCR and United Nations member states, to reject the Government of Rwanda’s manipulation to apply the refugee cessation clause until an enabling environment conducive to the return of refugees has been created.


1 Ann Garrison { 10.31.11 at 6:47 pm }

I’m sure Obama knows these things. What he needs to know is that there could be a political cost to sustaining support for Kagame.

2 Noel Kagabo { 10.31.11 at 7:12 pm }

huumm!!! Ms Garrison; how about the cost to sustaining support to impostors and other revisionist groups??? Think about it!!!!

3 Tito Kagabo { 10.31.11 at 8:45 pm }

Rwandans and friends of Rwanda this is the time to call a spade a spade not Big spoon stand up without fair tell the whole world the true Paul Kagame, he is A fox in the sheep.

4 Gasarasi Largo { 11.01.11 at 1:36 am }

One thing is true, Rwanda is developing fast and citizens enjoy good governance, despite the obstination of some to pull it back into the mayhem it has just emerged from.

5 Manzi { 11.01.11 at 6:19 am }

tony is the adviser of a sociopathic dictator, Kagame. Tony ill-advises Paul to spend nights in a 20 000 US$ hotels per night where as the overwhelming majority of Rwandans are earning less than 40 cents per day, ill-advises him to chillingly oppress political opponents, to set up tyrannical laws, to saw ethnic hatreds and animosity, to loot Congolese minerals, to massacre and assassinate innocent people, to wantonly haunt refugees and to behave as an condescending ethnocentric ruler.

Don’t be worry, Blair is no longer trusted by a human of integrity and at the end of the day the truth will never be suffocated by Blair’s shady promulgations.

6 Jean Rugomboka { 11.01.11 at 5:03 pm }

Paul Kagame is responsible of several crimes committed in Rwanda, out of Rwanda and in neighbouring countries , he must face justice to end impunity in the region, so that rwandese population can begin the process of true reconciliation.

7 Binenwa { 11.05.11 at 5:29 pm }

It will take time for Obama to react because he is not a dictator and American Public still has a way to go in clearing their minds from lies that they have been subject to for about two decades. Unfortunately, they are not alone. The world has a distorted view on the true story of Rwandan especially when every thing is seen only through the lens of genocide.

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