Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sign the Petition: Call Upon the US to Urgently Intervene in Rwandan Political Crisis

PETITION:

Call Upon the US to Urgently Intervene in
Rwandan Political Crisis

Targeting:
The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate, and The U.S. House of Representatives.

Started by:
Jean Paul Mihigo

The United States has the ability and should urgently intervene in the Rwandan Political Crisis to prevent genocide and help for immediate release of the leaders of opposition parties Ms. Victoire INGABIRE, Mr. Bernard NTAGANDA and all political yet innocent prisoners.

Petition Text:

Alarming Political Crisis in Rwanda


Greetings,

Your Excellencies,

I strongly call for urgent intervention of the United States in the Rwandan Political crisis before another genocide can happen. Your immediate intervention would help defuse the current political crisis in the country and help achieve sustainable peace in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Jailed since almost two weeks, Ms. Victoire Ingabire is submitted to ill-treatment, and has been denied access to basic necessities in a clear violation of her fundamental human rights including foods, and sleep. She has been denied to receive visits from the Red Cross, her friends, her family and acquantancies. Her jailers have reportedly kept all basic necessity supplies away from her, including blanket, a mattress, clothes, hygiene items and everything else. Mr. Ntaganda has been kept in the same prison conditions for more than 2 months.

Ms. Victoire INGABIRE and Mr. Ntaganda do not believe in violence and war, that is the reason why they have made non violence, their motto. That's the reason why they sacrificed themselves for democracy, justice and the peace of all Rwandans.

For recommendation, the US should consider a change of US policy toward Rwanda by withholding budgetary and military support to president Paul Kagame’s regime unless it complies with democratic principles, respects human rights and guarantees of freedom of any kind to all its citizens.

The intimidation, harassment and arrest of the FDU-INKINGI Chairperson has been a pretext to reject the registration of the party, and to halt Ms. Victoire INGABIRE in her quest to challenge General Paul KAGAME in the rigged presidential election. She has officially and publicly questioned the legitimacy of the election's result, as did a number of foreign countries. She also publicly called for accountability and the end of impunity which the regime is enjoying despite war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity committed both in Rwanda and in the Democratic Republic of Congo as recently charged by the United Nations.

I am convinced that the only solution in the growing social and political tension in Rwanda depends more on the resolution of the internal political problems, this is why I request you to please urgently intervene in the Rwandan Political crisis.

Thank you very much for your kind help.

Sincerely,

Jean Paul Mihigo
[Your name]

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