Africa Great Lakes Democracy Watch
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
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Rusesabagina Press Release On Prof.Erlinder's Release
I am pleased to report that the work of human rights advocates around the globe, including Hotel Rwanda Rusesabagina Foundation staff and supporters, has helped win the release of American law professor Peter Erlinder.
Erlinder, who was in ill health, was illegitimately jailed by the Rwandan government for the "thought crime" of disagreeing with their official view of the 1994 genocide. The Erlinder case generated massive news coverage worldwide and exposed the Rwandan government's total lack of respect for freedom of speech.
Requests for Professor Erlinder's release from the U.S. State Department, leading human rights organizations, and activists like you helped win his release. We showed that we understand the importance of human rights in Rwanda - and that we are willing to stand up for those rights.
Thank you to those who took the time to learn about the Erlinder case and support his freedom with calls, letters, e-mails and faxes. I deeply appreciate your efforts and look forward to working with you in the future.
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