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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
SUBJECT : About the ineligibility of Paul Kagame as presidential candidate.
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Mister Karangwa Chrysologue
President of the National Electoral Commission of the Republic of Rwanda
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SUBJECT : About the ineligibility of Paul Kagame as presidential candidate.
It is our duty of both Rwandan citizen and president of the Partnership-Intwari-Imanzi, to
feel compelled to comment for the people of Rwanda why Paul Kagame is a criminal
and an outlaw that can’t stand for the Rwandan presidential elections. Thus, it behooves
us to inform you, as part of your function and your duties as president of the National
Electoral Commission, that admitting the nomination of Paul Kagame in the presidential
elections of August 2010 constitutes a flagrant violation of International Right, of the
Constitution and of other laws governing the Republic of Rwanda. This is the subject of
the following pages.
At the time of the announcement of presidential elections for August 2010, the
Partnership-Intwari-Imanzi (Partenariat-Intwari-Imanzi) says that Paul Kagame does not
meet the legal requirements to stand as presidential candidate for our country.
A synoptic view of crimes against humanity, including genocide and war crimes with
serious indications of guilt, whose records are already established against him and
others, gives a sufficient demonstration of that.
Similarly, credible and well documented records show that Kagame has already crossed
the threshold level of tolerable infringement of constitutional law and other laws
governing the Republic of Rwanda.
To make our proof more readable, we will present it in two parts.
The first part will give a synoptic view of major criminal cases, already established
against Kagame and his entourage. Accordingly, we will show how Kagame continues
to seek to place himself under the umbrella of presidential immunity in order to avoid the
In the second part we will show, in order to justify his ineligibility for bidding the highest
office in the country, how Kagame became an outlaw by breaking off all kinds and all
forms of national and international laws.
1 ONE OF THE LARGEST PRESIDENTIAL CRIMINALS
1.1 THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL WITH PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES IN
Since 1990, Paul Kagame, the real strong man of the RPF-Inkotanyi, continuously
ordered mass killings throughout the country, kidnapping of persons, making their
bodies vanish, and targeted political assassinations.
Today, under the cover of Traditional Gacaca courts, he continues to devastate
thousands of innocent people through arbitrary prison sentences, with jails that are
death houses, or through his new method of planned impoverishment of a great part of
1.1.1. The facts.
Humanly speaking, crimes against humanity, sponsored by Kagame, are more than
horrible. Like many others, the following documents confirm their veracity.
• The document addressed to the UNO by Major Alphonse Furuma.
In the document he sent on December 24, 2004, to Kofi Annan, then UN General
Secretary, Major Alphonse Furuma, in his quality of vice president of the National
Convention-Ubumwe, calls them “unspeakable”1. In this case, he synthetically presents
a non exhaustive series of crimes against humanity, sponsored by Kagame since 1991.
o He begins by referring to the systematic killing of French-speaking Hutus and
Tutsis, between October 1990 and December 1994, particularly in the Nakivale
RPA training camps in Uganda, and also in Gishoro, Karama and Gabiro.
o Furuma continues by concisely revealing systematic massacres, executed on the
orders of Kagame, in Muvumba, Ngarama, Bwisige, Kiyombe, Mukarange,
Cyumba, Kibali, Kivuye, Cyungo, as well as in Kinigi, Butaro, Cyeru, and
Nyamugari. He explains how Kagame ordered the use of 120 mm mortars, 107
mm and 122 mm rocket launchers, and various machine guns, in order to
decimate populations in the refugee camps of Muvumba, Kisaro, Buyoga as well
as the populations of cities like Byumba and Ruhengeri in 1992.
o He brings to light how, at the beginning of talks in Arusha in 1992, Kagame
began a deliberate policy for creating a Tutsiland, decimating displaced
populations to occupy their properties in the North-East, East, South and Central
Rwanda. This terrifying politics, he said, has been implemented in 1993, 1994
o He noted that the RPA, under Kagame's command, was obliged to execute all
the prisoners of war, excepted those who were chosen to be presented to
journalists for a future exchange of prisoners under the Arusha Accords. He
regrets how, during the offensive in February 1993 on the whole Northern part of
the country, hundreds of Hutus were executed at blank range point. He said that,
in Ngarama only, about 134 people were killed and incinerated collectively.
Through this document, he further notes some heinous acts, that were, as
always, sponsored by Kagame:
o From 1992 to 1994, senior political and military officers have been infiltrated
inside the governmental zone in order to conduct terrorist actions, especially in
urban areas. As of December 28, 1993, several people have been trained by the
RPA battalion installed at the CND building. Weapons have been distributed and
a campaign of urban terrorism has been launched against civilians who were
Alphonse Furuma, The need to investigate Paul Kagame and his collaborators for War Crimes and Crimes Against
Humanity committed since 1991, No 005/SFA/124, Manchester, December 24, 2004.
targeted in Kigali. This terrorist group of Kagame, especially targeted famous
politicians, including President Juvenal Habyarimana, Minister Felicien Gatabazi
Gapysi Emmanuel, Martin Bucyana etc… The assassination of Juvenal
Habyarimana had been previously programmed without success between
January and April 1994 during the ceremony of swearing in of the Broad Base
Transitional Government (BBTG) in the CND building.
o Massacres and acts of genocide were launched across the whole country. All the
RPA units received Kagame’s orders to kill all the Hutus to be seen for several
months, and, consequently RPA soldiers killed as much as they could.
o The killing of at least seven priests on April 21, 1994 at the Petit Séminaire de
Rwesero, where they had sought refuge.
o The killing of three bishops, several priests and religious on June 5, 1994 at
o Killings in Gitarama prefecture, especially in the municipalities of Masango,
Mukingi, Mushubati and Tambwe. In the commune of Masango in June 1994,
about 500 innocent people were slaughtered, and their bodies collected and
o Mass executions in Butare prefecture, occurred, for example, in Save, Ku ka
Butare, in the arboretum of the university, in Icyizi cya Maraba, etc.
o The massacre of internally displaced persons [IDP] and those moving back into
their communes. This situation is illustrated by the horrific case of Kibeho, where
at least 8,000 people were massacred under the coordination of Ibingira,
Kagame's special envoy in this macabre mission.
o Since 1990, the dreaded Directorate of Military Intelligence [DMI], under the
direct orders of Kagame, tortured, murdered and cremated in mass tens of
thousands of Hutus in centers built for this purpose throughout the territory of
One of the most notorious of these incineration camps has been installed in the
premises of the chief town of the Kinyami municipality, where thousands of
innocent Hutu civilians were killed and incinerated during the period April-July
1994. Other bodies were exhumed in 1997 by the military and were burnt with
petrol and acid in the National Kagera Park.
Most Kinyami victims were leaders and / or Hutu intellectuals, removed here and
there in the communes of Bwisige, Kibali, Kinyami, Muhura, Rutare and Giti.
Having been a witness and having expressed his disapproval of such despicable
acts, MP Burakari Evariste has paid with his own blood.
o Since mid April 1994, the Gabiro army camp became a Hutu Killing Ground. At
each security crisis, thousands of Hutus from urban areas and the entire North-
Eastern and Eastern region, have been arrested and transported to the Gabiro
military camp in order to be massacred and incinerated. In this camp, there were
specialized killers and appropriate incinerators.
o Between 1996 and 2000, high intensity massacres decimated the populations of
Gisenyi and Ruhengeri prefectures. The horrific killings of Rwaza, Nyakinama,
Kinigi, Mukamira, Nkamira, Rwerere and Kanama, etc…, have carried of several
dozens of Hutu, Bagogwe Tutsi, and Congolese citizens. Similarly, several
officers, NCOs, corporals, soldiers of the ex-FAR and all the members of their
families have been exterminated.
o The numerous killings of expatriates suspected to have witnessed mass
executions by the RPF / RPA. For example, the Spanish White Father Vallmojo
has been killed in Nyinawimana in April 1994, and Father Claude Simard, from
Canada, on October 17, 1994. British nationals and one Cambodian, both
observers of the UNHCR were killed on January 4, 1997. Three Spanish
employees of Médecins du Monde were executed on January 18, 1997. Father
Guy Pinard, from Canada, has been killed on February 2, 1997. Both Fathers,
the Croatian Curick Vjechoslav, and the Canadian Duchamp were murdered in
Kigali in 1998.
o Also sponsored by Kagame, massacres of innocent civilians in the DRC between
1996 and 2000 decimated around six million innocent people, Congolese and
Rwandan all together. For information, more than 300,000 Hutu refugees were
massacred during the sole period from August 1996 to May 1997. These mass
killings took place as early as the beginning of the invasion of the DRC in August
1996, during the destruction of Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, and continued
even to the border between DRC and Congo Brazzaville, via Walikale, Tingi-
Tingi, Shabunda, Ubundu, Kisangani, Mbandaka and Wendji, on May 13, 1997.
o As always, under the strict guidelines of Kagame, assassinations,
disappearances and unlawful detentions of prominent politicians in Rwanda. The
Minister Seth Sendashonga and Colonel Theoneste Lizinde were murdered in
exile in Nairobi. Asiel Kabera, Colonel Ngoga, majors Rutaysire Wilson, Alex
Ruzindana, Birasa and Mr. Gratien Munyarubuga have been murdered on the
instructions of Kagame. The same fate happened with the regretted Lieutenant
Colonel Cyiza, MP Dr Hitimana and Sergeant Major Musayidizi. For dark
motives, Kagame ordered the detention of President Pasteur Bizimungu, Minister
Charles Ntakirutinka, colonels Biseruka Stanislas, Bangamwabo, Karegeya, the
businessman Alfred Kalisa, and more recently of generals Kayumba Nyamwasa,
Charles Muhire and Karenzi Karake, and also of several senior civil and military
o Paul Kagame has been found responsible for three clashes that happened
between the Ugandan army and the Rwandan army in Kisangani, which have
caused the death of thousands of innocent Congolese civilians and the
destruction of numerous infrastructures.
• Memorandum addressed to the UNO by General Emmanuel Habyarimana
In the memorandum addressed in February 2008 to the Secretary General of the United
Nations by General Emmanuel Habyarimana2, Chairman of the Partnership-Intwari-
Imanzi, "the cell of documentation and security" has established, with supporting
evidence, the same damning facts against President Paul Kagame as those already
highlighted in the document sent to the UN by Furuma.
The document comes back on items of geopolitics of power in the African Great Lakes
Region (AGLR). It identifies the causes, the actors in attendance, their intentions and
the horrible consequences of the conflicts that ravage the region since the 1980s.
Mentioning evidence, the Cell points out the responsibilities of each actor in crimes
against humanity and war crimes, which bereaved and continue to devastate the AGLR.
Following the facts and damning evidence, the Cell identified the major responsibilities
that weigh on Paul Kagame, concerning the gruesome crimes that continue to decimate
the innocent civilians in Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, etc…
The paper argues for an objective and impartial justice about the Rwandan genocide
and its consequences.
The responsibilities of Paul Kagame are based on criminal and / or terrorist meetings he
has continuously lead. They stem from his almost criminal orders he gave to decimate
certain categories of innocent civilians in Rwanda and throughout the AGLR, to
massacre the bishops, pastors, priests, religious, political leaders, expatriates, etc…
The horrible responsibility of Paul Kagame is illustrated by some cases, within several
o The elimination of Juvenal Habyarimana and the extermination of Hutu have
always constituted a veritable obsession of Paul Kagame. Kagame has always
considered the Hutu as being "regional enemies" and their assumed leader
Juvenal Habyarimana as being a major obstacle to the designs of the war,
considered as a regional liberation. A highly confidential document describes the
situation in these terms: " President YK Museveni accepts all reports and plans.
Before War starts J. Habyarimana should be killed as this will act as an
immediate sparking force to the political disorder. More alternatives provided to
accomplish assassination mission". "First Battalion of Lubiri Army Barracks under
Capt. Kiyinyi will have to lead the assault on Rwandese territory with special
artillery and gunships. No opposite tribe (Hutu) should be left on ground have as
2 PARTENARIAT-INTWARI-IMANZI, Plaidoyer pour une enquête globale, objective et impartiale sur le génocide
rwandais et ses conséquences : Résultats d’investigations menées par la Cellule de la Documentation et de Sécurité
du Partenariat-Intwari-Imazi, Mémorandum adressé au Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies par le général
Emmanuel Habyarimana, 21 février 2008.
this should be highly maintained. Hutus are regional enemies as expressed by
liberation leader Y.K. Museveni under special agreements refer to Rwagitura
meet enhanced by Major Paul Kagame, strictly special techniques to be
embarked on in order not to attract international attention”»3.
o Subsequently, terrorist meetings were held on assassination of President
Habyarimana and countless assassination attempts on his life failed. This is the
case of the attempted murder in Murambi, Byumba prefecture. In a mission
report about this failed attempt, the PPU, NRA, ESO and ISO officers indicated
that Habyarimana luckily escaped a direct shooting, during his pleasure trip to
However, once the file placed under the full responsibility of Paul Kagame,
another plan of attack against Habyarimana has been immediately developed.
The plan involved the presence of the President of Rwanda at the Arusha
International Conference Centre (AICC). It was therefore mandatory to invite him.
On the eve of the meeting in Arusha, to which the Rwandan president was
invited unless the agenda had been made clear to him, a band of highly-trained
Ugandan officers joined Tanzania intelligence officers. This group of officers
included, among others, Majors Kiiza Amot, Paul Kagame, Bataingana and many
others. They had to collaborate about a technique of insertion of time bombs on
the presidential plane, after it had landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Against all odds, Nyerere has maintained his objections against this choice that
had been made by Museveni and Kagame. Nyerere even launched to them a
warning against the exorbitant cost of the destruction that could, moreover,
cause serious collateral damages. In conclusion, Eriya Kategaya finally opted for
specific actions in the territory of Rwanda4.
o After having set the Kigali regime against its opponents, accused, rightly or
wrongly, of complicity with the foreign enemy, RPF unsuccessfully tried to incite
Hutus to make a civil war between them, including by performing assassinations
of political leaders like Felicien Gatabazi (executive secretary of the PSD Party),
Gapyisi Emmanuel (a leading member of the MDR, and founder of "Peace and
Democracy Forum”), Martin Bucyana (CDR president) and many others. In his
often successful attempts to cover his misdeeds, by pointing out their
responsibility onto his opponents, RPF has used an aggressive media campaign
of misinformation, intoxication and sabotage.
, Plaidoyer pour une enquête globale, objective et impartiale sur le génocide
rwandais et ses conséquences : Résultats d'investigations menées par la Cellule de la Documentation & Sécurité du
Partenariat-Intwari-Imanzi, Mémorandum adressé au Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies, pp.19-20, février
Ibid., pp. 32‐34.
In this way, the assassination of Burundi President Melchior Ndadaye, a
democratically elected Hutu and an observer to the peace negotiations between
Kigali and the RPF, will not, at least on short term, have any influence on events,
as Museveni and Kagame had expected. President of the Front for Democracy in
Burundi (FRODEBU), which he founded in 1986 and which had been recognized
as a political party in 1992, Melchior Ndandaye had survived a series of
assassination attempts before being sworn in as President of Burundi, on July
10, 1993. In this respect, we can speak over the failed coup of July 3, 1993. The
planning of the murder dates back to the time when he was President of
FRODEBU. After his assassination, this party will be chaired by Sylvestre
Ntibantunganya (1993-1995), and Jean Minani (1995-2006), respectively.
The assassination of President Ndadaye will finally be successful with the
indescribable barbarity that occurred on October 21, 1993. This murder was
planned in detail during the meeting of March 13, 1992, held in the presidential
palace in Kampala. At this meeting, which was neither the first nor the last of its
kind, attended among others: Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Burundians Busokoza
(major) and Paul Kamana (LT), and Ugandans Kahinda Otaffire, Karate and
Mwesigye. We must especially note the attendance at this meeting of three great
British personalities: Baroness Linda Chalker, Tiny Rowlands, and Margaret
Thatcher, who were accompanied by other officials of the London society.
During this meeting, Museveni and Kagame have justified both the motive for
their crime and their strategy by stating that "'[...] if not to finish Burundi let us
finish Ndadaye. President Melchior Ndadaye whose election took into power
could not temporarily end 31 years of Tutsi military rule in Burundi but could be a
warning alarm on Rwanda and Uganda »5.
This cowardly and brutal murder, that occurred nearly one hundred days after the
accession to power of Ndadaye and two months after the signing of the Arusha
Agreements for Rwanda, has been recorded by both Ugandan and RPF
intelligence services, in extremely sadistic terms: “Results : successful as put
early by Museveni and Kagame!”. The assassinated president had been one of
the most active observers during the Arusha negotiations and one of the
thousands of “sacrifices necessary to the fertile chaos” that the Ugandan
aggression constantly supplied, since 19906.
o Given both several failed assassination attempts against President Habyarimana
inside Rwanda, and the threat of a more and more consistent sacred union
between the opposition and the presidential party, a situation which would have
isolated RPF, Kagame and his allies were obliged to organize an "improvised"
summit in Tanzania. This summit aimed at nothing other than to trap the
President of Rwanda, by confirming the exact time of his return to Rwanda in
order to destroy his aircraft with long range missiles. These missiles had been
5 Ibid., pp. 34‐35.
imported from the former USSR by Uganda, wherefrom then they were
fraudulently entered into Rwanda with the complicity of UNAMIR and the blessing
of both the United States and United Kingdom.
Three days before the Dar es Salaam summit, a meeting has been held at the
Mwenge military camp, a few miles from downtown Dar es Salaam, focusing on
the final preparations for the assassination of President Habyarimana. At the
same time, elements of both RPF and UNAMIR, responsible for shooting down
the presidential plane, completed their training with missile launchers in Naguru,
Northern Uganda. Their instructors were of course Russians, because the
missiles were Soviet-made. Russians perfectly knew the missiles, of which they
were also the direct sellers to Uganda.
According to the investigation performed by Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière, the
Russian Military Prosecutor confirmed to him that the two missiles, the
references of which had been identified by Augustine Munyaneza, “were part of
an order for 40 SA 16 IGLA missiles, delivered to Uganda as part of a State to
Among the conclusions of the last meeting of the plot organized against the
President of Rwanda, we note the development of strategies to manipulate
international opinion about the perpetrators of the terrorist attack. Besides the
mass media manipulated to converge responsibility for the attack on the camp of
the Hutu extremists, President Nyerere, among others, has been appointed
during the meeting to deceive public opinion. Concerning Museveni and Kagame,
they had previously, through propaganda inciting hatred and extermination of the
Tutsi, prepared the minds to the outburst of violence that the attack would not fail
o The strategy of tension, by instigating violence, has been a formidable weapon.
We see fairly well that intentional incitement to hatred against the Tutsi and their
eventual death by Hutu radicals, obeyed to a strategy of exploiting the
frustrations of the Hutu against the increasing actual risk of conquest of power by
the RPF (thus by the Tutsi) and by the force of arms. This historical precedent
has been carefully planned by the Museveni-Kagame duo, in order to root out
any risk of democratization in Rwanda.
Ultimately, like for the Tutsi, the Hutu of Rwanda, without forgetting the Twa, from
North to South and from East to West of Rwanda, all have been victims of a
single and common tragedy, which from they should be considered as survivors,
as long as the words ''justice'' and ''honesty'' still have a meaning. It is thus on
this base that Article 14 of the Rwandan Constitution justifies "a Rwandan
genocide" committed from October the 1
, 1990, to December 31, 1994.
Regardless of the executor, the planning of this drama is essentially the work of
7 Ibid., p. 39.
well known personalities, in this case, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Paul
Kagame of Rwanda.
In the preparation of minds, the purpose they tried to reach determines both ways
and means, that is, the strategies that any actor, group or individual, implements
implicitly or explicitly, on short, medium and long term. The goal pursued by them
in the course of their aggression against Rwanda and during the war, so called
"regional liberation" war they still continue in the DRC, therefore justifies the huge
means implemented by them, in order to achieve its objectives, including the
ultimate erection of a great Nilotic African Empire, including, if necessary, the
requirement of an extermination of Hutu and other groups known as opposed to
their plan in Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya. This is no justify the
Hutu extremists who methodically and almost joyfully, exterminated Tutsis and
moderate Hutu, between April and July 1994.
Nevertheless, it seems necessary and legitimate to clarify the true impact of
political, tactical and strategic choices by Kagame / RPF and his sponsors, on
both the outbreak of genocide, and on fulfillment. The killing of intra muros Tutsis
was premeditated and designed both to justify the choice of a military solution,
and to hide the inevitable rejection of a negotiated political solution and peace
For Kagame and his supporters, the social revolution of 1959, which abolished
the monarchy and establish the Republic, coincided with the genocide of Tutsis.
It is within this context that one could explain the hatred deemed "secular"
between the Hutu and Tutsi, hatred constantly fed, fueled and exploited by
politicians especially down arguments. By triggering the war, did Kagame and his
family (Umuryango) also hear they take revenge against the Hutu who were
supposed to have condemned them to exile? Did they also take revenge against
the Tutsi who have always been called "traitors", specifically by Kagame and
some of his top aides, and accused of complicity with the Hutu regime that they
had not fled?
If it is legitimate to doubt about the intention of Kagame to "liberate" the Tutsi
living inside Rwanda, it is however clear that it has been easy for Kagame to
present himself as a savior, by cleverly putting them on the scene in the context
of rather complex political and ethnic rivalries. We are dealing here with a
particularly cynical political and military strategy. It is probably difficult to admit
that, but both the Tutsi and the Hutu living inside Rwanda have been handled
successfully by the RPF. Me must specify that the RPF initially manipulated the
bulk of Tutsi refugees, whose thirty years of exile had considerably reduced the
The impetus for the extermination of Tutsis had as main function to conceal and
justify the extermination of Hutu, originally intended and planned in Uganda by
Museveni and Kagame, the two main chief executives for the armed invasion of
Rwanda. Moreover, it is at this level that the Constitution of Rwanda