Dear Rwandans and Friends of Rwanda,
Please read the attached letter and memo by the Rwandan members of the Civil Society and Political organizations to the UNHCR. The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. While the world is observing and honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threats of persecution, conflict and violence from their governments; the Rwandan government is celebrating the forced returns, shotings, disapearances and imprisonments of refugees, and manipulating International community to hunt and force the remaining refugees to join the above shameful actions.
The fleeing of the current rwandans refugees began their journee from 1991 with the selectively killings of Byumba and Ruhengeri population by RPF, and continued to exacerbate in 1994, then resumed toward 2000 where RPF, government members, and other authorities started running away from their own government they created and setup. Hunting and killing refugees started in 1996 mostly with Refugees in DRC, and Nairobi with the most two recents in South Africa and Unite Kingdom.
Today, Rwandan members of Civil society and Political organizations outside the Rwanda sent a "Plea for no Cessation Clause of Rwandan Refugees Protection status" to the UNHCR to oppose to the Kigali manipulation since the reasons that made these refugees to run away are still there: Abuses, killings, and arbitrary imprisonments of Rwandans who do not aggree with the Authorities.
The Leaders of Rwandan members of civil society and Political organizations ask everyone who can do anything to help Rwandan Refugees to overcome these critical and pressure moments, by advocating, and explaining to the policy makers why the time is not yet come for this Rwandan government to receive these refugees. Please use the attache letter and memo to detail the reasons.
For Rwandan Community