UK: A shameful miscarriage of justice

TEN REASONS WHY THE ACQUITTAL OF GENERAL KARENZI KARAKE BYA BRITISH COURT IS A SHAMEFUL MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE By Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa On 10 August, 2015, General Karenzi Karake, the head of Rwanda’s notorious National Security and Intelligence Service was acquitted by a British Court. Rwanda’s Spy Chief had been arrested at London Heathrow Airport on June 20, 2015, on a European Arrest Warrant, in connection with deaths of Spanish and other European citizens. General Karake, represented by Cherie Blair among others, had been released on bail of 1 million…

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Rwandan spy chief extradition case dismissed: UK court

. View photo General Karenzi Karake (pictured) was accused of “crimes of terrorism” linked to the killing of nine Spanish citizens in Rwanda in the 1990s (AFP Photo/) London (AFP) – A court in Britain said Monday it had dropped an extradition case against Rwanda’s intelligence chief.   General Karenzi Karake was arrested on a warrant issued by Spain in June and had been on bail. But following a hearing at a London court, a court official told AFP: “The case has been discharged today (Monday).” Dismissal was allowed under…

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Rwanda: “Guilt Should Not Blind Us” to Rwanda Abuses, Says Expert

INTERVIEW By Julia Crawford The surprise June 20, 2015 arrest in London of Rwandan spy chief Karenzi Karake on a Spanish arrest warrant brought strong protest from the Rwandan government. Karake is currently free on bail, pending hearings in October on whether he should be extradited to Spain to face war crimes charges. Stephen W. Smith is professor of African studies at Duke University in the US, and a former Africa editor of leading French dailies Le Monde and Libération. In a recent Op-Ed in the New York Times he…

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HOW GENERAL KARENZI KARAKE’S ARREST EXPOSED KAGAME’S HYPOCRISY

By EMMANUEL NGARAMBE When news broke nearly three weeks ago that General Karenzi Karake, Director General of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security Services, had been arrested in London on charges of mass murder and crimes against humanity in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, many people were understandably caught unawares. The high-profile arrest was very unique. Not only is it rare for a country’s head of intelligence and security services to be arrested in another country, the Rwandan military general’s arrest took place in the staunchly Pro-Kagame United Kingdom.…

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Arrest of Rwanda’s Director General of National Security Service

By: Jennifer Fierberg The Director General of the National Security Service in Rwanda, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake has been placed under arrest in an undisclosed facility in Rwanda. Sources held in Rwanda state he was arrested due to frequent and high volume of unexplained phone traffic between him the slain Patrick Karegeya. Lieutenant General Karenzi Karake joined the RPF in the mid 1980’s after serving in the National Resistance Army in Uganda. He fought for the RPF under President Paul Kagame during the 1994 genocide and served during peacekeeping missions in…

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