Spanish lawyer asks Britain to stop Karake from leaving UK SPECIAL

By Judi Rever     A Spanish lawyer urged British authorities on Wednesday to stop Rwanda’s spy chief from leaving the UK, after a London court rejected a bid to have him extradited to Spain to face charges of terrorism, murder and torture. On Monday, General Karenzi Karake was set free and told he could return home within 48 hours, causing angry scenes by protesters outside the Rwandan embassy in London. “We request that General Karenzi Karake be prevented from leaving the United Kingdom and that precautionary measures imposed against him on…

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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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Rwanda reacts to UK arrest of top spy chief Karake: “lunacy”

File photo (2001) of Col Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, in Pweto, Rwanda with UK Col British Army Colonel Simon Caraffi (r) AFP PHOTO/MONUC   By Laura Angela Bagnetto Rwanda’s foreign minister reacted swiftly on social media on Tuesday, saying the arrest of the director general of Rwanda’s National Intelligence and Security service was “lunacy”.   Rwanda: Arrest of Emmanuel Karenzi Karake   Listen (03:47)     23/06/2015   “Western solidarity in demeaning Africans is unacceptable!! It is an outrage to arrest Rwandan official based on pro-genocidaires lunacy!” tweeted Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo.…

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