To Orwell Today,

Dear Jackie,

Please have a look at this petition and let me know what you think. It was presented to Canada's House of Commons by a MP in a riding between Ottawa and Montreal.

I think it is not good to let it go without a reaction but I don't know what to do. I trust you and hope to have feedback soon. Thanks in advance and have a wonderful day.

Take care,

PETITION to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled
presented by Pierre Poilivre, Conservative Member of Parliament
Monday, May 8, 2006

Mr. Speaker, I present the second petition on behalf of some of my constituents who are calling for peace in Rwanda and for redress of the crimes against humanity that have happened there in recent times:

We, the undersigned, citizens and/or residents of Canada, wish to bring to
the attention of the House of Commons that Paul Kagame, current President of
Rwanda, members of his army and members of his political party, the Rwandan
Patriotic Front (RPF), are accused to have committed serious crimes
including crimes against humanity, acts of genocide and massive violations
of international humanitarian law. Accusations against President Paul
Kagame, members of his army and members of his party, the RPF, have been
voiced by many including Abdul Ruzibiza, former Lieutenant within Kagame's
Army, in the Zone Libre documentary of Radio-Canada, on Friday April 21, 2006.

THEREFORE, your petitioners call upon the House of Commons in Parliament
assembled to pass a motion formally indicting, in Canada, General Paul Kagame,
as well as anyone else against whom there are serious allegations to
have participated in massacres and acts of genocide against the Rwandan
people, notably the hutu, as is the case for anyone alleged to have
participated in the genocide of the Tutsi in areas controlled by the then
Rwandan Government Forces.


Edited Hansard, Number 018 (Official Version) and Pierre Poilivre, MP for riding of Nepean-Carleton

Greetings Beatrice,

Thank you for bringing this Rwanda petition to my attention as I had never heard of its existence and am amazed they found a Canadian politician to present it.

I'll email it to Alloys Mutabingwa, Rwanda's representative to the ICTR, who set the record straight regarding similar allegations being expressed in an Open Letter sent to Canada's Prime Minister by a lawyer for an indicted genocidaire. See RWANDA REP DEFENDS KAGAME.

All the best,
Jackie Jura


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