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FIRST ANNIVERSARY AND CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS ON THE REGISTRATION STRUGGLE OF THE DEMOCRATIC GREEN PARTY OF RWANDA

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda was publicly launched on 14th August 2009 at Hotel Laico (Ex-Novotel) Kigali, in presence of Rwandans, local and international media. Several diplomatic missions accredited to Rwanda were also present. The first anniversary is due in just five days ahead. The Government of Rwanda made it very difficult for the party to get registered. It was therefore blocked from submitting a presidential candidate in today’s elections.

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EU condemns Rwandan opposition figure’s murder

17 July 2010, 11:46 CET

(BRUSSELS) - The European Union condemned on Friday the murder of a senior opposition official in Rwanda and urged authorities to clarify the circumstances of the "horrific" killing.

"The European Union firmly condemns the brutal murder of M. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party on 13 July," the office of EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement.

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France strongly condemns the death of an opponent Rwanda

France “condemns with the utmost firmness” the killing of Andrew Kagwa Rwisereka, Senior Vice-President of the Democratic Party Green Rwanda, said Thursday, July 15 the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

France “calls on the Rwandan authorities to shed full light on the circumstances of this heinous murder and bring those responsible to justice,” he said during a press briefing the spokesperson of the Quai d’Orsay, Bernard Valero.

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Green Members of European Parlianment-MEPs demand investigation into the murder of André Kagwa Rwisereka

Brussels 14.07.2010

Assassination of Rwandan Green Party Vice-President : Green MEPs demand investigation into the murder of André Kagwa Rwisereka

http://www.greens-efa.org/cms/press...

Rebecca Harms, Co-Chair of the Greens/EFA Group

Eva Joly, President of the Development committee

Heidi Hautala, President of the sub-committee on Human Rights

Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament

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Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) condemns human rights abuses in the run up to elections in Rwanda

CHRI condemns the recent wave of killings and suppression of press freedoms in the run up to the Presidential election on the 9 August 2010. In the last two months Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist working for the banned newspaper Umuvugizi, and Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, the vice president of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, have been brutally murdered. There are allegations of RPF and security service involvement in a number of different incidents. Mr Frank Habineza, Green Party candidate for President, has complained that he has been subject to harassment and surveillance.

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Human Rights Watch : Allow Independent Autopsy of Opposition Politician

http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/07/...

Rwanda : Allow Independent Autopsy of Opposition Politician Foreign Experts Should Investigate Circumstances of Murder

July 21, 2010

(New York) - The government of Rwanda should allow independent foreign experts to carry out an autopsy on the body of André Kagwa Rwisereka, vice president of the opposition Democratic Green Party, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Statement by European Union spokesperson of HR Catherine Ashton on the murder of Rwandan politician

EUROPEAN UNION

Brussels, 16 July 2010

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Statement by the spokesperson of HR Catherine Ashton on the murder of Rwandan politician

The spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued the following statement today :

"The European Union firmly condemns the brutal murder of M. André Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party on 13 July 2010 in Butare, Southern province of Rwanda.

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Global Greens demand investigation into the murder Call on the Commonwealth to act

http://www.globalgreens.org/stateme...

Assassination of Rwandan Greens Vice-President Mr. André Kagwa Rwisereka

Global Greens demand investigation into the murder Call on the Commonwealth to act

15 July 2010 • Global Greens Statement

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Commonwealth urged to act over Rwandan election unrest

http://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/1...

Commonwealth urged to act over Rwandan election unrest

16 July 2010

Caroline Lucas, with other Green Party leaders in the Commonwealth, is urging action after the killing of the deputy leader of the Rwandan Green Party, Andre Kagwa Rwisereka.

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Green Party of Canada calls for full investigations into the muder

http://greenparty.ca/statement/2010...

15 July 2010 - 2:45pm

OTTAWA — A full investigation is needed into the actions of the Rwandan Government, political violence and the ongoing Presidential elections.

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