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United States Green Party condemns the assassination of André Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release : Thursday, July 15, 2010

Contacts : Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 202-904-7614 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, mclarty@greens.org Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 916-995-3805 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, starlene@gp.org

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MURDER OF VICE-PRESIDENT OF RWANDAN DEMOCRATIC GREEN PARTY : EUROPEAN GREENS CALL FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

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The First Vice-President oft the Rwandan Democratic Green Party, Mr Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, who went missing early on Tuesday 13th July, has been found dead near the town of Butare in the south of Rwanda. Mr Rwisereka’s body had been badly mutilated and his car had been dumped close to where his body was found. His body was identified by his brother.

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UN urges full probe into a Rwandan opposition leader’s death

MADRID — UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a full probe into the deaths of a senior opposition party member and a journalist in Rwanda during talks in Madrid with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, his spokeswoman said.

"He expressed his concerns regarding the recent incidents which have caused political tensions" in Rwanda ahead of August 9 presidential elections in the African country, his spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci told AFP.

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Democratic Green Party Welcomes Police Arrest of the Suspected Murderer

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda welcomes the National Police’s efforts which have led to the arrest of the suspected murderer of our First Vice President Late Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA who was found dead on 14th July 2010.

The National Police Spokesperson, Sup. Eric KAYIRANGA announced last night (15th July 2010) that they have put in custody, Thomas NTIVUGURUZWA, the last person to have talked to our Vice President.

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Death Announcement : Rwandan Democratic Green Party Vice President Assassinated

The First Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Mr.Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA who went missing yesterday 13th July 2010, has been found dead this morning of 14th July 2010.

His head was almost completely removed from his body. He was found dead in the same wetland of River Mukula just about 3 Kms away from Butare town, where his car was dumped. His brother Antoine HAGUMA confirms seeing the dead body.

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SOS : Green Party Vice President Gone Missing, His Car Found on Banks of River Mukula

Mr.Andre KAGWA RWISEREKA, First Vice President of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, has gone missing. His car (Toyota Pick Up) has been found on the banks of River Mukula in Butare (Huye-Southern Province) near Burundi, according to family sources.

We understand that officers of National police have arrived at the scene, we call for quick results.

We would also like to call upon the Rwandan Government to use all means possible and inform us the whereabouts of our Vice President.

We shall update you on new developments as they come.

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PCC-Press Release : Detained victims of the last police crackdown on opposition still in agony

The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda (PCC) C/O. B.P. 6334 Kigali , Rwanda , Tel : +250 788563039,+250 728636000, +250 788307145

Press Release : Detained victims of the last police crackdown on opposition still in agony.

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) is wrapping up nominations for Presidential Candidates today, as opposition politicians arrested last week when it started receiving nominations are still imprisoned, under torture and suffering inhumane torments in police cells. The victims are in agony and have been denied medical care.

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Call for Support to the Family of the Murdered Rwandan Journalist

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda strongly condemns the murder of the Rwandan Journalist, Jean Leonard RUGAMBAJE, Deputy Editor of UMUVUGIZI Newspaper, who was gunned down on 24th June 2010, outside his home in Kigali.

We call upon the Rwandan and International media fraternity plus all other well-wishers to extend their support to the family of the murdered Rwandan journalist. The deceased journalist has left behind a two year old boy whose mother is un-employed.

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Rwandan Opposition Leaders and members have been assaulted, arrested and hundreds are still missing.

The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda (PCC) C/O. B.P. 6334 Kigali , Rwanda , Tel : +250 788563039,+250 728636000, +250 788307145

 

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