Excellency Major General Paul Kagame March 21, 2010
President of Republic of Rwanda N° 20/R/PK/310
PO Box 15 Kigali
Object: The Rights and Safety of the General
Kayumba Nyamwasa’s Family
The Organization for Peace Justice and Development in Rwanda (OPJDR).Inc.; a Human Rights Organization, based in the United States is concerned with the security and safety of General Kayumba Nyamwasa’s Family, relatives and friends who are under police pressure and threats in Rwanda and India. OPJDR believes that, if the government has issues with General Nyamwasa Kayumba, it should go with him alone and leave his family, relatives and his friends out of political harassments since they were not performing the government functions.
OPJDR has learned from the Rwanda News paper Umuseso No 398 of March 08, 2010 that General Kayumba Nyamwasa’s wife Rosette Kayumba and children are held in house arrest in India, and their passports were taken away. Unless demonstrated otherwise, OPJDR understands that whatever General Nyamwasa is accused of by the Rwandan government does not extend to his whole family and relatives therefore they should get their rights restored and free to reunite as a family or simply choose to go where they think their lives will be safe.
Also, OPJDR believes that Mr Kazora, General Kayumba’s brother- in- law who was recently arrested and jailed in Rwanda, should not be threatened for the potential crimes his in-law might have committed.
Our organization is on the firm belief that any person accused is always innocent until proven guilty. It is by the same token that OPJDR asks General Nyamwasa to contact the local authorities of South Africa, or where ever else he currently resides, as soon as possible in order to facilitate his surrendering to the Spanish Justice so he can respond to the accusations for the crimes committed in Rwanda that he is accused of.
Excellency Minister Shri S.M. Krishna,
Minister of External Affairs
South Block, New Delli- 110 011
Honorable Mr.Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe, MP
Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development
Republic of South Africa
Private Bag X276, PRETORIA, 0001
16th Floor, 329 Momentum Centre, Pretorius Street,
Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: 012 - 357 8217 / Fax: 012 - 315 1749
Honorable Mr. Kenneth Roth
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Honorable Ms. Maja Daruwala,
Executive Director of Institute of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Marlborough House, Pall Mall,
London SW1Y 5HX, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7747 6500 (switchboard)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7930 0827
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