American rights firm refutes Nyamwasa’s claims on missing Rutabana

American rights firm refutes Nyamwasa’s claims on missing Rutabana The American-based human rights organization, International Relief for Human Rights Initiative (IRHRI), has refuted claims by the exiled former Rwanda Defence Force Chief, Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa that he is not in any way involved in the disappearance of French citizen Benjamin Rutabana. Rutabana went missing in September, 2019 a few days after arriving in Uganda for a probably business trip. Rutabana, using passport number 16DA52086, left Brussels, Belgium on September 4, 2019 at 21:45 in an Emirates Airlines flight, had a stopover at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates, before proceeding…

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French court rejects new probe of plane downing that sparked Rwanda genocide

French appeals judges on Friday rejected a request to reopen an investigation into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda’s president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the genocide that killed 800,000 people. Families of those who died when Habyarimana’s plane was shot down will bring a challenge to Friday’s decision to France’s supreme court, their lawyers announced. The appeals court in Paris had been asked to revisit a 2018 decision to throw out a probe against nine members and former members of incumbent President Paul Kagame’s entourage in a case that has poisoned relations between the two countries. A plane carrying Habyarimana, from…

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