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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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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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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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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Britain arrests Kagame’s spy chief on genocide charges: Lawyer Special

BY JUDI REVER   Rwanda’s intelligence chief — indicted by Spain on genocide charges in 2008 — has been arrested in Britain, a Spanish lawyer representing victims in a case of universal jurisdiction said Monday. Emmanuel Karenzi Karake entered the UK more than a week ago and is now under arrest in London, Jordi Palou-Loverdos told Digital Journal.   Palou-Loverdos said confirmation of the arrest came from the Spanish court and Judge Fernando Andreu Merelles early Monday.   “I have received this morning the confirmation from the Spanish court and Judge…

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RWANDA ON THE BRINK OF WAR AS UNITED STATES AND UNITED KINGDOM FACE A DIFFICULT CHOICE

An Open Note to President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron Your Excellences, In 1994 both of you were still young in distinguished political journeys that eventually placed you at the pinnacles of power in the United States and the United Kingdom. You recall that 1994 was a watershed moment in Rwanda that gave birth to a national tragedy-that of genocide- of unimaginable magnitude. It has been 20 years since then, and one would have hoped that the most important lessons of that period would have been learned, and that history…

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Rwanda’s Peacekeeping Operations: A Poisoned Pill that Blackmails the West

Dr. Theogene RudasingwaUnder dictator Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s military is highly paid for peacekeeping duties in Darfur, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and Haiti – despite its role in the death of millions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The West depends on Kagame as its man in Africa, and in return gives impunity to his criminal network.

President Paul Kagame has come to love United Nations peacekeeping operations. This is ironic since he hates the United Nations, and does not actually believe in peacekeeping. It is now an unwritten rule that the West (mostly the US and UK) will ask Rwanda to participate in UN peacekeeping missions, and Kagame will kindly oblige.

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RNC and FDU commend UK for stopping budgetary support to Rwanda

PRESS RELEASE.  Date : 01 March 2013. FDU-INKINGI AND RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC) COMMEND THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO STOP GENERAL BUDGET SUPPORT TO RWANDA. On 1st March , 2013, the United Kingdom’s Secretary for the Department of International Development announced that a £16 million package of development support to Rwanda will be channeled through aid agencies or directly to the poorest people. None of this funding will be released to Rwanda as general budget support – meaning that it won’t go through the Rwandan government, the announcement stated.  In November 2012,…

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