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General News    H3'ed 9/12/10

President Paul Kagame is a Master of Political Assassinations

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In May 1998, Mr. Emmanuel Munyemanzi, head of production at TV Rwanda, was killed two months after his boss accused him of sabotage by covering sensitive information regarding Hutu civilian deaths.

In May 2003, Mr. Eduard Mutsinzi, editor of the Messenger Newspaper, was assassinated for publishing information about the plan put in place by the RPF to rig the 2003 Presidential elections. Mr. Mutsinzi was abducted, beaten and left with broken ribs; his eyes were taken out and his brain damaged.

On June 24, 2010, Jean Leonard Rugambage, editor of Umuvugizi newspaper, was shot and killed in front of his house in KigaliCity. His journal had just published an article alleging that the Rwandan Government was behind the attempted murder of General Kayumba Nyamwasa in South Africa.

To avoid assassination or imprisonment, score of journalists have gone into exile. Their exodus started a year after Kagame's RPF took power in Rwanda in July 1994. Those who do not want trouble has preferred to stay silent or become a mouthpiece of the Kagame's Government.

4. Assassination of expatriates by Kagame's death squads

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Augustin Munyemana is a Rwandan expatriate. He is an independent investigator and a civil rights activist
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