June 16, 2010 - Congolese refugee and organizer Kambale Musavuli and Rwandan refugee, organizer, and genocide survivor Claude Gatebuke spoke to WBAI Radio-NYC this week about Kagame's arrest of US Law Professor Peter Erlinder in Rwanda.
Claude Gatebuke demonstrated outside Oklahoma Christian University, where Rwandan President Paul Kagame was giving the commencement address on April 30th, 2010, when a team of lawyers, private investigators, and process servers, including Professor Erlinder, attempted to serve him with the lawsuit, Habyarimana vs. Kagame, on behalf of widows Agatha Habyarimana and Sylvana Ntaryamira, accusing Kagame and nine of his top officers and officials of assassinating their husbands, Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira, in 1994, and thus triggering the Rwanda Genocide which cost upwards of a million Rwandan lives. The lawsuit also accuses Kagame and his officers and officials of racketeering in eastern Congo at a cost of six million more African lives, Rwandan and Congolese.
Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator of Friends of the Congo, is an outspoken critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Congolese President Joseph Kabila, and the multinational corporate misdeeds and UK and US military interventions in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, which includes his own home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Rwanda.
Gatebuke, Musavuli, and other activists, non-profit organizations, and lawyers' associations, and Professor Erlinder's daughter Sarah Erlinder and wife created a Free Peter Erlinder Now website, Free Prof. Erlinder Now Facebook page, and a companion Youtube Channel.
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Welcome to Africa Great Lakes Democracy Watch Blog. Our objective is to promote the institutions of democracy,social justice,Human Rights,Peace, Freedom of Expression, and Respect to humanity in Rwanda,Uganda,DR Congo, Burundi,Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya,Ethiopia, and Somalia. We strongly believe that Africa will develop if only our presidents stop being rulers of men and become leaders of citizens. We support Breaking the Silence Campaign for DR Congo since we believe the democracy in Rwanda means peace in DRC. Follow this link to learn more about the origin of the war in both Rwanda and DR Congo:http://www.rwandadocumentsproject.net/gsdl/cgi-bin/library