Freitag, 16. Juli 2010

André Kagwa RWISEREKA, Rwandan Democratic-Greens Vice President Murdered


The First Vice-President oft the Rwandan Democratic Green Party, Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, who went missing early on Tuesday 13th July, has been found dead near the town of Butare in the south of Rwanda. Mr Rwisereka’s body had been badly mutilated and his car had been dumped close to where his body was found. His body was identified by his brother.

The European Green Spokespersons Lamberts and Frassoni responded in horror:
This is extremely shocking and distressing news .We would like to send our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Andre Kagwa Rwisereka and his colleagues in the Rwandan Democratic Green Party. We call on the Rwandan authorities and police to launch a thorough investigation into his death and for its findings to be published. We also reiterate our call to the Rwandan authorities to do much more to protect the freedom and safety of opposition politicians. “

We also urge the EU to look into this case as a matter of urgency and to inform the Rwandan government about its concerns. We will be contacting the Rwandan embassy in Brussels to obtain more information about this terrible situation.

It is not the first time that inconvenient politicians disappear in Rwanda: Since 2004 over 3 dozen politicians and have disappeared in Rwanda. Our most sincere thoughts are with André's family.

The Media Release of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party can be found here:

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