Update on Paul Rusesabagina’s Access to Food and Water

CHICAGO –  After hearing from Paul Rusesabagina on Friday that his access to food, water and medicine would be cut off, his family and team anxiously awaited any word of his situation. Daughter Anaise Kanimba noted on Monday that “we have no idea if our father is eating or has any water at all thisContinue reading “Update on Paul Rusesabagina’s Access to Food and Water”

Belgium Parliament asks for Rwanda to Repatriate Rusesabagina

BRUSSELS – June 9, 2021 –  Tuesday Belgian parliament voted overwhelmingly to support a resolution by Els Van Hoof, a Member of Parliament from CD&V party. The resolution condemned the enforced disappearance, illegal extradition and incommunicado detention of Paul Rusesabagina which took place in August of 2020 when Rwanda used a plane hired through GainJetContinue reading “Belgium Parliament asks for Rwanda to Repatriate Rusesabagina”

EMERGENCY situation – Paul Rusesabagina Denied Food and Water in Rwandan Prison

CHICAGO –  Today Paul Rusesabagina’s family discovered that the Rwandan government has stopped providing food, water and medication to Paul while he is in prison. Paul’s wife Taciana said “we are all incredibly frightened and don’t know how my husband will get food and water to survive. We think they are trying to harm him.”Continue reading “EMERGENCY situation – Paul Rusesabagina Denied Food and Water in Rwandan Prison”

Belarus’ Lukashenko Follows the Lead of Rwanda’s Kagame

CHICAGO –  While there is no formal Dictator’s School, the world has seen that it emboldens the other bad actors if one dictator is allowed to get away with bad behavior. When Rwanda’s Paul Kagame was allowed to kidnap a humanitarian from the United States and bring him to Kigali for a sham trial, itContinue reading “Belarus’ Lukashenko Follows the Lead of Rwanda’s Kagame”

Family, Legal Team of Illegally Extradited and Jailed Humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina to Reveal the Details of His Captivity and Torture After His Kidnapping

Virtual Press Conference on Tuesday, May 18 at 10:00 AM EDT CHICAGO –  On Tuesday, May 18  the family and legal representatives of illegally extradited and jailed humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina will reveal recently uncovered details of the events which occurred while Rusesabagina was being held incommunicado by the Rwandan Government in the time between hisContinue reading “Family, Legal Team of Illegally Extradited and Jailed Humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina to Reveal the Details of His Captivity and Torture After His Kidnapping”

Rusesabagina’s Rwanda Imprisonment Violates UN’s Mandela Rules, Int’l Human Rights Standards

May 11, 2021 – Paul Rusesabagina has been in a prison in Rwanda for more than 250 days since his kidnapping from the United States in August, 2020 and the conditions of his illegal confinement continue to be a violation of his human rights under international law. Rusesabagina’s prison conditions constitute clear violations of theContinue reading “Rusesabagina’s Rwanda Imprisonment Violates UN’s Mandela Rules, Int’l Human Rights Standards”

Rusesabagina is Innocent: Government Witnesses

KIGALI, Rwanda – May 3, 2021 – Last week, government witnesses in the trial of Paul Rusesabagina added to the evidence that Paul Rusesabagina is innocent. The charges against him are false charges similar to charges Rwanda has raised before and the international community has rejected before. Paul Rusesabagina is on trial in Rwanda onContinue reading “Rusesabagina is Innocent: Government Witnesses”

Unidas Podemus Initiative Approved – Urges the Government of Rwanda to Release Activist Paul Rusesabagina and Guarantee Human Rights

Mallorca, Spain April 28, 2021 – The Balearic Islands Parliament approved an initiative on Thursday, April 22  presented by Unidas Podemos to urge the Government of Rwanda to proceed with the liberation of the activist Paul Rusesabagina, to advance the democratization of the country and guarantee human rights.  The initiative has been led by UnidasContinue reading “Unidas Podemus Initiative Approved – Urges the Government of Rwanda to Release Activist Paul Rusesabagina and Guarantee Human Rights”