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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

RWANDA:La Suède expulse un diplomate rwandais

Par RFI En Suède, un diplomate a été expulsé la semaine dernière. Selon plusieurs sources d'information, il s'agit du second conseiller de l'ambassade du Rwanda à Stockholm.

La diplomatie suédoise ne veut faire aucune publicité à cette affaire. Les autorités de Stockholm confirment l'expulsion d'un diplomate mais refusent de donner son identité, sa nationalité ou les raisons de cette décision. Même discreéion côté rwandais. Ni l'ambassade à Stockholm, ni le gouvernement à Kigali n'ont pour l'instant effectué le moindre commentaire.
En fait, selon plusieurs organes de presse, le diplomate en question est Evode Mudaheranwa. D'après l'agence Associated Press, citant des sources anonymes, le deuxième conseiller de l'ambassade du Rwanda a été refoulé la semaine passée pour avoir espionné des réfugiés.
Amiel Nkuzila est depuis sept ans exilé en Suède. Journaliste pour le site Umuvugizi, très critique à l'égard du régime de Kigali, il se souvient avoir croisé Evode Mudaheranwa lors d'un mariage près de Stockholm.
«Je l'ai vu à l'ambassade du Rwanda à Stockholm. Je ne le connaissais même pas. Il m'a dit, lui, qu'il me connaissait très bien (...) J'en avais un peu peur.  Je me sens menacé ».
Egalement réfugié en Suède, le rédacteur en chef du site Umuvugizi va plus loin que son confrère. Jean Bosco Gasasira affirme être traqué et vivre actuellement sous la protection des autorités suédoises.


I am just writing this note for the sake of Jennifer Frieberg, whom Kagame's so-called lied about, and my children who read every day lies and insults about me from Kagame's people.

I have no affair with Ms Frieberg. I have met her only twice: once when she gave me an interview in Washington DC, and the second time when she came to attend an FDU-RNC briefing meeting in Washington DC. I truly admire her courage. I am used to being insulted by Kagame's regime. I wish Kagame or his henchmen could take me on regarding the substantive issues. They can't because they are unable. They take it on innocent people like Ms Frieberg whose only crime ( according to Kigali) is to tell the truth about the plight of Rwandans.

As for other foolish and wishful thinking that I have been abandoned by my wife and that I am HIV +ve that should expose how desperate Kagame and company are. They wish me dead. And they back it with actions to kill me and others opposed to the regime. I am not HIV+ve. Even if I was , I would still be proud to speak truth unto corrupt power, and serve the Rwandans who are now voiceless. And my HIV-status is not the reason why Kigali would wish to kill me. In addition, people suffering from HIV/AIDS have not committed any crime. They are like you and me, and they deserve our sympathy, solidarity and collective action to achieve an aids-free society one day.

My message to my children: love and serve your country and all people. Hate all evil and fight lies.

As for my caring and loving wife, whom I love beyond measure, I cannot thank her enough that she has taken the family burden while I attend to the bigger challenge of Rwanda's crisis. In struggling for the freedom of all Rwandans, our family and other Rwandan families are sacrificing for the future of our children and grandchildren. In 2012 and the following years we shall ask Rwandans to give more now, and delay their gratification, so that they can receive even more in future. I am truly glad and grateful that Dorothy and all my children have understood this sacrifice and support the work I do.

I would like to remind Paul Kagame that he better get used and be fully prepared to a living and active Theogene. And that Theogene is now in good company, not hanging around a criminal for a Head of State. And when the Lord decides that my race is over, my report card will include tearing down the walls of Kagame's dictatorship, and building new walls and bridges of freedom, love, forgiveness and healing between and among all Rwandans- Hutu, Tutsi and Twa alike. Nothing, I mean absolutely nothing, is better than serving the Lord, loving my family, and serving all Rwandan people. No lies or insults will ever detach me from these goals that I , no doubt, share with the majority of Rwandans.

We shall win!