Rwanda : Karake est arrivé à Kigali - l'incompréhension des familles des victimes !

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Karenzi Karake à l'aéroport de Kigali de retours de l'Angleterre d'où il venait de passer 50 jours.

Karenzi Karake à l'aéroport de Kigali de retours de l'Angleterre d'où il venait de passer 50 jours.

[Lt. Gen. Karenzi Karake arrêté en Angleterre vient de rentrer au Rwanda ce jeudi 13/08/2015 ; vers 9H30 du matin heure locale l’avion qui amené Karake a atterri à l’aéroport de Kigali. Lt.Gén. Karenzi Karake a été accueilli à l’aéroport par le ministre rwandais de la justice Johnston Busingye. Sa libération par la justice britannique est une incompréhension pour les familles des victimes].
 
Le Rwanda s'est félicité ce mardi 11 août de l'abandon de la procédure d'extradition contre le chef des services secrets rwandais, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake. Le général avait été arrêté mi-juin à Londres, à la demande de l'Espagne, qui l'accuse notamment de « crimes de terrorisme » en lien avec la mort ou la disparition de neuf Espagnols au Rwanda au milieu des années 1990.
 
Parmi ces neuf Espagnols, trois étaient travailleurs humanitaires dans l'ONG Médecins du monde. Lundi 10 août, la justice britannique a abandonné la procédure d'extradition vers l'Espagne. Le Royaume-Uni s'est estimé incompétent pour examiner les crimes dont le général Emmanuel Karenzi Karake est accusé puisqu'ils ont été commis en dehors de son territoire. Une décision incompréhensible pour Jordi Palou Loverdos, l’avocat des familles des victimes espagnoles.
 
«C’est vraiment surprenant, après presque quinze ans de travail et qu’on a une personne suspecte qui est arrêtée. On avait prévu l’audition pour l’extradition dans un processus contradictoire pour le mois d’octobre. Cette décision a été prise par surprise au mois d’août, sans audition, sans possibilité de contradiction, en profitant que le juge espagnol de liaison en Grande-Bretagne est en vacances », s'insurge l'avocat.
 
«Je ne sais pas aujourd’hui comment ça a été organisé et décidé, mais à mon avis, c’est plutôt une décision politique et c’est plutôt par des pressions probablement de l’équipe de la défense de Karake Karenzi avec Cherie Blair à la tête. On sait que Tony Blair est aussi conseiller personnel du président Kagame. Donc il y a beaucoup de possibilités qu’il y a des choses plutôt politiques que juridiques dans cette décision. »
 
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Musonera 13/08/2015 23:59

Nyamara mujye mureka Kagame atuke abazungu azi ububwa bwabo. Niba atabatukaga ari kurengera inyungu z, agatsiko ke gusa. Hari igihe kizagera abazungu bagahinduka ubusa mu Rwanda kuburyo tuzajya tubakubitira ubusa. Ariko abishima ko karake yafunguwe mwitonde.Mwarabyinnye ngo Rosa kabuye yagarutse. uko byamujyendekeye murabizi!!!!!. Uko umuryango we umerewe murabizi.Karake nawe muhame gato murebe uko agiye kumererwa. No kugaruka mu Rwanda si ubushake bwe yaje kungufu kuko Ubwongereza ntibushaka ko azavuga byinshi. Murebe uko arimo areba muvuge niba afite ibyishimo. iminsi iri imbere ni yo mibi. Kandi abari kubyina ubu mugihe kitarambiranye bazaba bari kurira. abirabura ntitureba kure. Baba abahutu cg abatutsi ntawe umuzungu akunda. Niyo mpanvu ubwicanyi muri gutegura gukorera ibihugu muturanye buzarangirira mu Rwanda this time kandi ibimenyetso birahari. Mwitegure guhunga ariko hari aho bizagera guhunga ntimubishobore. Mureke kwishongora kubandi ahubwo .witegure kubabara kuko uko byagenze mbere nubu niko bizagenda kandi ikibi kigiye kuzaza ntikizarobanura kuko baba abatutsi baba abahutu bazapfa. Ndababuriye abari kwishongora.

Rutabana 13/08/2015 22:25

Nagende iyo mbwa Karake!Azagwa ku gasi kubera imivumo y'abantu

Cibitoke 13/08/2015 21:54

Niba hari abahutu babaye i buraya, bakitegereza neza imikorere yaho, ubucamanza bwaho, uburyarya n'ubusuma bw'abazungu;nta muntu bitangaza kubona umwicanyi karake yarekuwe. Tumenye ko abanyaburaya barya aruko bishe kandi basahuye Afrka

Farida 13/08/2015 21:48

Ni agahomerabunwa! Ariko ntaco bitwaye kuko bino bitumye abanyarwanda, abarundi n'abanyekongo biga amasomo menshi atandukanye. Rimwe muri ayo masomo nuko bampatsibihugu (imperialistes) ataco tubatezeko kugira ngo tumererwe neza. Bo ikibashishikaje ni ukwironkera udufaranga ngo buzuze igifu cyabo kandi bategure za retraites zabo. Mutagira ngo hari icyo bapfana na Kagame, icyo bahuriyeho nuko abaha icyo bashaka. We rero ntacyo bimutwaye kuko adakora mumufuko wiwe, Abaturage nibo bagomba gutanga icyo kiguzi cy'akagozi ko kubaniga. Niho Kagame abereye umurozi. Kubera ko icyo kiguzi gitangwa mumarira n'amaraso, ntacyo bizomarira Kagame, Tony Blair na Cherie wiwe. Ntabwo bazava kuri iyi si batavyishuye. Ni itegeko.

kkk 13/08/2015 21:41

Quant à Karake Karenzi , SI la politique continue à prendre le dessus la justice, ubwo ubutabera nta gaciro bugifite, bushatse bwavaho.

kkk 13/08/2015 21:29

Intore iyo mutuka Twagiramungu muba mumuhora iki ? Muba mwabuze uko mutuka uwo Kagame wabahekuye? Reka mbibutse uko yabahekuye: Kagame yishe Rwigema, yica Rwigara, yica Sendashonga, yica ikibeho, yahanuye indege ya Habyara, yishe Ndadaye , kagame yibye igihugu aguramo indege , yamenesheje Sebarenzi , ubu ari gusenya amazu yose abona abangamiye ya Tower ye yakuye mu bishanga yambuye abaturage (ngo ibyo bishanga we na Kayumba babyeguriye abahinde), intore zo muri RNC niza FPR ni mwe muba mwitukisha Rukokoma kuko muzi ko atari umunywamaraso, niwe mwiruhukirizamo mukamumariramo ibikwiye Umwicanyi wanyu. Nyamara ntawe uyobewe ko mubayeho mukebaguza. Reka ndangize mbabwirako iriya ngingo ya 101 izabakoraho nyamara.

Ubu nibwo urugamba rutangiye:KK umwicanyi nubundi azafatwa 13/08/2015 19:24

Monster » saved by Cherie: How human rights champion Mrs Blair helped a general accused of appalling crimes avoid trial . By Andrew MALONE.



monster

So idealistic was Graham Turnbull that he decided to give up his comfortable life as a solicitor in Lincolnshire and go to teach in Africa.

After farewells to his parents and family, the then 33-year-old headed for Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, where he dreamed of helping people escape poverty through education.

But Graham’s dream immediately ran into problems: he was held up on the border with Uganda, prevented from travelling any further, while inside Rwanda the worst genocide since the Holocaust was underway.

More than a million died in a three-month orgy of violence as the majority Hutu tribe wiped out members of the Tutsi tribe — who, despite being the minority in the country, had been the traditional rulers.

It was into this world that Graham Turnbull finally found his way in the summer of 1994, once the border was re-opened. Yet tragically he, too, would become a victim of the conflict.

Nearly two decades after he died, the man accused of organising his brutal murder in a state-sanctioned execution plot was arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport in June.

General Karenzi Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended. He is the country’s head of security and, significantly, the right-hand man of Paul Kagame, the Tutsi leader and favourite of the West credited with bringing an end to the civil war.

This week, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales dismissed the case for his extradition to face charges in Spain on a legal loophole.




Tony Blair’s wife Cherie




Graham Turnbull, who was murdered in Rwanda



Story of two lawyers: Tony Blair’s wife Cherie (left) and Graham Turnbull (right), who was murdered in Rwanda



Karake’s arrest reminded us that even though Rwanda is supposedly at peace, the Kagame regime stands accused of having its hands drenched in blood.

Karake and his mentor Kagame are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over.

Not that this has caused Tony Blair to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, who has thanked the former British prime minister by allowing him the use of the president’s two private jets to travel around Africa on charitable causes.

Tony Blair’s wife Cherie was hired to represent Karake after his arrest at Heathrow on June 20. One would assume her legal firm, Omnia Strategy, is being paid a lucrative fee.

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs Blair railed at the treatment of her client, who was freed on bail of £1 million, but was forced to surrender his passport to prevent him leaving the country.

‘To the Rwandan people and government, the general is a hero,’ she said, and called for him to be tried in Rwanda, even though he’s the country’s spy chief.

‘They see this very much as a personal attack on Rwanda itself and they very much want him home as soon as possible.

‘He’s had to surrender his passport, can’t go beyond the M25 boundaries, has to stay at a particular address between 8pm and 8am every day, has to report to a particular police station every day and has to wear an electronic tag.’

Now, it has emerged that Mrs Blair has been successful in preventing Karake from being extradited to Spain under the European Arrest Warrant, where he was wanted in relation to alleged crimes against a number of Spanish nationals. Instead, he will return to Rwanda.

He is alleged by Spanish prosecutors to have had a hand in the deaths not only of Mr Turnbull, but also three Spanish aid workers and four other UN officials the same year. Will Turnbull, Graham’s brother, told me he was ‘pretty disappointed’ by the decision to use a ‘legal loophole’ to set him free.



Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994


Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994



For Karake to be extradited to face trial in Spain, the alleged offences — war crimes — needed to be against the law in both the UK and Spain, so-called ‘dual criminality’. They were not, because the alleged crimes took place in Rwanda.

Will Turnbull added: ‘Cherie Booth is obviously a very competent lawyer and has been able to use the legal system to her client’s advantage. We would like to see justice done.

‘Why can’t this man be sent to the Hague and tried for his alleged crimes? If he’s found not guilty, he should go free. If he’s guilty, he should be punished. It should be as simple as that.’


A Spanish court had accused Karake of ordering massacres of Rwandan civilians, while human rights experts have accused the regime of a grotesque cover-up of Kagame and Karake’s roles in the murders of tens of thousands after they took power, allegations dismissed as politically motivated by supporters.

Three of the murdered Spaniards — Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo and Luis Valtuena — worked for Medicos del Mundo, or Doctors of the World, and were allegedly killed by four Tutsi soldiers after they had been taken to see the mass graves of murdered Hutus.

Four Spanish priests were tortured and murdered by members of Kagame’s army. The dismembered bodies of two of them were thrown into a well.

A former intelligence agent who worked with Karake’s unit claimed it had been deployed to carry out the massacres and ensure there were no witnesses.

He testified to the Spanish judge that the killings had been ordered because these ‘whites had sensitive information about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s recent massacres’.

Was this also what cost Graham Turnbull his life? Before he left for Rwanda in 1994, he had little experience of the murky, murderous politics of some areas of Africa, where those in power control the means to plunder the continent’s natural resources.



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president.











The son of a vet who was friendly with James ‘Alf’ Wight, creator of All Creatures Great And Small under his pen name James Herriot, Graham was brought up in Yorkshire with his two older sisters and younger brother. After a degree in economics, he converted to law.

After a spell working as a solicitor in Spalding, Lincs, the 33-year-old committed Christian revealed the bombshell decision he had made to give ‘meaning to his life’ — and travel to Africa.

But after entering Rwanda, his world collided full tilt with the horror of the bloodshed sparked when the genocide erupted.

At the height of this slaughter, 10,000 people were killed each day during an orgy of blood- letting that saw bodies stacked like firewood by the road. Time magazine called Rwanda ‘Africa’s Heart of Darkness’.

There were few machine guns and no gas chambers to account for this horrific, industrial level of slaughter: most victims were hacked to death with machetes or bludgeoned with garden hoes.

So physically exhausting was the killing — and so many were captured and held pending slaughter — that the perpetrators would slash the Achilles tendons of their victims with machetes to incapacitate them while they had a rest.

This meant the killers could break for lunch, often accompanied by refreshing bottles of the local Primus beer, with no risk of their captives fleeing before they could be killed.

Instead, they were killed at leisure, some held in churches, then murdered like chickens pulled from the coop.

More than one million people are believed to have died. These murderous Hutu militias were eventually driven out by Paul Kagame, an exiled Tutsi Rwandan soldier trained by the U.S. at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who invaded from neighbouring Uganda and drove the Hutus from power.

The stick thin, teetotal Kagame has been portrayed in books and Hollywood films as a hero. Western aid, dubbed ‘genocide guilt’ money, poured into Rwanda amid claims the West and the UN had done little to stop the killing.



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Tony Blair and Kagame became friends. A regular visitor to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Blair always stayed in the presidential suite at the five-star Serena Hotel, and has spoken of Kagame as a ‘visionary’.

But this ‘visionary’, in cahoots with his arrested spy chief Karake, has since been accused of involvement in the massacre of tens of thousands of their ethnic rivals in a series of brutal reprisal killings.

Indeed, Spanish court records say that special units created by Kagame and Cherie Blair’s ‘hero’ intelligence chief systematically rounded up and killed Hutus throughout the country — and went to desperate lengths to suppress news of the slaughter. Karake has also been linked to a series of other gruesome massacres, when fleeing Hutus were encouraged to come to football stadia or fields to hear the words of their new leaders.


Some were offered gifts of food as an inducement to attend. But these meetings were called not to talk, but to kill, with witnesses saying soldiers opened fire. Indeed, one soldier wrote a book detailing his life under Karake’s command, claiming the spy chief was so involved in the slaughter of 700 people that he personally organised shipments of petrol to incinerate the bodies.

He then arranged for vehicles to collect the ashes and bits of bone and dump them in a remote national park. Meanwhile, Graham Turnbull — who loved Rwanda and was engaged to a woman he had met there — decided to put his legal training to good use.

He accepted a position in 1995 with the UN to probe human rights abuses. He, too, had heard rumours of revenge massacres by Kagame.

‘Graham was investigating reprisal killings by the regime,’ his brother Will told me.

‘He was collecting the evidence about the murder of Hutus by Tutsis. Many UN aid workers at the time had their suspicions about what was going on in Rwanda.’

His quest for the truth cost him his life. Travelling with four other UN representatives in two vehicles clearly marked with UN badges and flags, Mr Turnbull drove into an ambush during one of his investigative trips into reprisal killings.



Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata


Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata



They were attacked by soldiers loyal to Kagame, and under the command of Karake, who were desperate to cover up their revenge killings and stop UN monitors visiting massacre sites.

Mr Turnbull was cut down in a hail of machine gun fire as he struggled to get out of the vehicle after elite troops threw grenades at them. He died instantly. His Cambodian colleague was shot dead, before his head was hacked from his body and left by the road. Three Rwandan UN workers in the other vehicle were also killed.

These terror tactics to cover up war crimes spread panic in the UN. As Mr Turnbull’s body was flown back to Yorkshire for burial, a decision was taken to withdraw human rights monitors from Rwanda.

Homayoun Alizadeh, a close friend of Mr Turnbull’s, who joined the UN mission in Rwanda at the same time, has no doubt Karake’s regime was to blame for the killings.

‘They were ambushed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army [led by Kagame and Karake] because these people wanted to get rid of the UN,’ he told me. ‘I will never forget the night I got the call to say he died. Everything that happened can be traced back to Kagame.’

Though the Blairs have done their best to burnish Kagame’s reputation, some of the lustre faded from this carefully honed image after a damning BBC documentary aired last year, which saw the president branded ‘one of the biggest war criminals in office today’.

The documentary has led to the BBC being banned from Rwanda.

After seizing power, Kagame amassed vast personal wealth and entertained foreign visitors to Rwanda, providing them with official limousines and, in the case of Tony Blair, use of luxurious jets.

Will Turnbull says: ‘There have always been suspicions that Karake and Kagame were involved in Graham’s death.

‘We don’t want vengeance — we just want the truth. We won’t believe we will get the truth if Karake is allowed to return to Rwanda.’

Isn’t it bitterly ironic that Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights’ lawyer, has succeeded in putting him on a plane back to Africa.

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Intore zishimye ngo KK yagizwe umwere kandi isi irimo kumuvuma 13/08/2015 19:24

Monster » saved by Cherie: How human rights champion Mrs Blair helped a general accused of appalling crimes avoid trial . By Andrew MALONE.



monster

So idealistic was Graham Turnbull that he decided to give up his comfortable life as a solicitor in Lincolnshire and go to teach in Africa.

After farewells to his parents and family, the then 33-year-old headed for Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, where he dreamed of helping people escape poverty through education.

But Graham’s dream immediately ran into problems: he was held up on the border with Uganda, prevented from travelling any further, while inside Rwanda the worst genocide since the Holocaust was underway.

More than a million died in a three-month orgy of violence as the majority Hutu tribe wiped out members of the Tutsi tribe — who, despite being the minority in the country, had been the traditional rulers.

It was into this world that Graham Turnbull finally found his way in the summer of 1994, once the border was re-opened. Yet tragically he, too, would become a victim of the conflict.

Nearly two decades after he died, the man accused of organising his brutal murder in a state-sanctioned execution plot was arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport in June.

General Karenzi Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended. He is the country’s head of security and, significantly, the right-hand man of Paul Kagame, the Tutsi leader and favourite of the West credited with bringing an end to the civil war.

This week, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales dismissed the case for his extradition to face charges in Spain on a legal loophole.




Tony Blair’s wife Cherie




Graham Turnbull, who was murdered in Rwanda



Story of two lawyers: Tony Blair’s wife Cherie (left) and Graham Turnbull (right), who was murdered in Rwanda



Karake’s arrest reminded us that even though Rwanda is supposedly at peace, the Kagame regime stands accused of having its hands drenched in blood.

Karake and his mentor Kagame are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over.

Not that this has caused Tony Blair to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, who has thanked the former British prime minister by allowing him the use of the president’s two private jets to travel around Africa on charitable causes.

Tony Blair’s wife Cherie was hired to represent Karake after his arrest at Heathrow on June 20. One would assume her legal firm, Omnia Strategy, is being paid a lucrative fee.

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs Blair railed at the treatment of her client, who was freed on bail of £1 million, but was forced to surrender his passport to prevent him leaving the country.

‘To the Rwandan people and government, the general is a hero,’ she said, and called for him to be tried in Rwanda, even though he’s the country’s spy chief.

‘They see this very much as a personal attack on Rwanda itself and they very much want him home as soon as possible.

‘He’s had to surrender his passport, can’t go beyond the M25 boundaries, has to stay at a particular address between 8pm and 8am every day, has to report to a particular police station every day and has to wear an electronic tag.’

Now, it has emerged that Mrs Blair has been successful in preventing Karake from being extradited to Spain under the European Arrest Warrant, where he was wanted in relation to alleged crimes against a number of Spanish nationals. Instead, he will return to Rwanda.

He is alleged by Spanish prosecutors to have had a hand in the deaths not only of Mr Turnbull, but also three Spanish aid workers and four other UN officials the same year. Will Turnbull, Graham’s brother, told me he was ‘pretty disappointed’ by the decision to use a ‘legal loophole’ to set him free.



Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994


Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994



For Karake to be extradited to face trial in Spain, the alleged offences — war crimes — needed to be against the law in both the UK and Spain, so-called ‘dual criminality’. They were not, because the alleged crimes took place in Rwanda.

Will Turnbull added: ‘Cherie Booth is obviously a very competent lawyer and has been able to use the legal system to her client’s advantage. We would like to see justice done.

‘Why can’t this man be sent to the Hague and tried for his alleged crimes? If he’s found not guilty, he should go free. If he’s guilty, he should be punished. It should be as simple as that.’


A Spanish court had accused Karake of ordering massacres of Rwandan civilians, while human rights experts have accused the regime of a grotesque cover-up of Kagame and Karake’s roles in the murders of tens of thousands after they took power, allegations dismissed as politically motivated by supporters.

Three of the murdered Spaniards — Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo and Luis Valtuena — worked for Medicos del Mundo, or Doctors of the World, and were allegedly killed by four Tutsi soldiers after they had been taken to see the mass graves of murdered Hutus.

Four Spanish priests were tortured and murdered by members of Kagame’s army. The dismembered bodies of two of them were thrown into a well.

A former intelligence agent who worked with Karake’s unit claimed it had been deployed to carry out the massacres and ensure there were no witnesses.

He testified to the Spanish judge that the killings had been ordered because these ‘whites had sensitive information about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s recent massacres’.

Was this also what cost Graham Turnbull his life? Before he left for Rwanda in 1994, he had little experience of the murky, murderous politics of some areas of Africa, where those in power control the means to plunder the continent’s natural resources.



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president.











The son of a vet who was friendly with James ‘Alf’ Wight, creator of All Creatures Great And Small under his pen name James Herriot, Graham was brought up in Yorkshire with his two older sisters and younger brother. After a degree in economics, he converted to law.

After a spell working as a solicitor in Spalding, Lincs, the 33-year-old committed Christian revealed the bombshell decision he had made to give ‘meaning to his life’ — and travel to Africa.

But after entering Rwanda, his world collided full tilt with the horror of the bloodshed sparked when the genocide erupted.

At the height of this slaughter, 10,000 people were killed each day during an orgy of blood- letting that saw bodies stacked like firewood by the road. Time magazine called Rwanda ‘Africa’s Heart of Darkness’.

There were few machine guns and no gas chambers to account for this horrific, industrial level of slaughter: most victims were hacked to death with machetes or bludgeoned with garden hoes.

So physically exhausting was the killing — and so many were captured and held pending slaughter — that the perpetrators would slash the Achilles tendons of their victims with machetes to incapacitate them while they had a rest.

This meant the killers could break for lunch, often accompanied by refreshing bottles of the local Primus beer, with no risk of their captives fleeing before they could be killed.

Instead, they were killed at leisure, some held in churches, then murdered like chickens pulled from the coop.

More than one million people are believed to have died. These murderous Hutu militias were eventually driven out by Paul Kagame, an exiled Tutsi Rwandan soldier trained by the U.S. at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who invaded from neighbouring Uganda and drove the Hutus from power.

The stick thin, teetotal Kagame has been portrayed in books and Hollywood films as a hero. Western aid, dubbed ‘genocide guilt’ money, poured into Rwanda amid claims the West and the UN had done little to stop the killing.



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Tony Blair and Kagame became friends. A regular visitor to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Blair always stayed in the presidential suite at the five-star Serena Hotel, and has spoken of Kagame as a ‘visionary’.

But this ‘visionary’, in cahoots with his arrested spy chief Karake, has since been accused of involvement in the massacre of tens of thousands of their ethnic rivals in a series of brutal reprisal killings.

Indeed, Spanish court records say that special units created by Kagame and Cherie Blair’s ‘hero’ intelligence chief systematically rounded up and killed Hutus throughout the country — and went to desperate lengths to suppress news of the slaughter. Karake has also been linked to a series of other gruesome massacres, when fleeing Hutus were encouraged to come to football stadia or fields to hear the words of their new leaders.


Some were offered gifts of food as an inducement to attend. But these meetings were called not to talk, but to kill, with witnesses saying soldiers opened fire. Indeed, one soldier wrote a book detailing his life under Karake’s command, claiming the spy chief was so involved in the slaughter of 700 people that he personally organised shipments of petrol to incinerate the bodies.

He then arranged for vehicles to collect the ashes and bits of bone and dump them in a remote national park. Meanwhile, Graham Turnbull — who loved Rwanda and was engaged to a woman he had met there — decided to put his legal training to good use.

He accepted a position in 1995 with the UN to probe human rights abuses. He, too, had heard rumours of revenge massacres by Kagame.

‘Graham was investigating reprisal killings by the regime,’ his brother Will told me.

‘He was collecting the evidence about the murder of Hutus by Tutsis. Many UN aid workers at the time had their suspicions about what was going on in Rwanda.’

His quest for the truth cost him his life. Travelling with four other UN representatives in two vehicles clearly marked with UN badges and flags, Mr Turnbull drove into an ambush during one of his investigative trips into reprisal killings.



Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata


Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata



They were attacked by soldiers loyal to Kagame, and under the command of Karake, who were desperate to cover up their revenge killings and stop UN monitors visiting massacre sites.

Mr Turnbull was cut down in a hail of machine gun fire as he struggled to get out of the vehicle after elite troops threw grenades at them. He died instantly. His Cambodian colleague was shot dead, before his head was hacked from his body and left by the road. Three Rwandan UN workers in the other vehicle were also killed.

These terror tactics to cover up war crimes spread panic in the UN. As Mr Turnbull’s body was flown back to Yorkshire for burial, a decision was taken to withdraw human rights monitors from Rwanda.

Homayoun Alizadeh, a close friend of Mr Turnbull’s, who joined the UN mission in Rwanda at the same time, has no doubt Karake’s regime was to blame for the killings.

‘They were ambushed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army [led by Kagame and Karake] because these people wanted to get rid of the UN,’ he told me. ‘I will never forget the night I got the call to say he died. Everything that happened can be traced back to Kagame.’

Though the Blairs have done their best to burnish Kagame’s reputation, some of the lustre faded from this carefully honed image after a damning BBC documentary aired last year, which saw the president branded ‘one of the biggest war criminals in office today’.

The documentary has led to the BBC being banned from Rwanda.

After seizing power, Kagame amassed vast personal wealth and entertained foreign visitors to Rwanda, providing them with official limousines and, in the case of Tony Blair, use of luxurious jets.

Will Turnbull says: ‘There have always been suspicions that Karake and Kagame were involved in Graham’s death.

‘We don’t want vengeance — we just want the truth. We won’t believe we will get the truth if Karake is allowed to return to Rwanda.’

Isn’t it bitterly ironic that Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights’ lawyer, has succeeded in putting him on a plane back to Africa.

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Monster » saved by Cherie: How human rights champion Mrs Blair helped a general accused of appalling crimes avoid trial . By Andrew MALONE.



monster

So idealistic was Graham Turnbull that he decided to give up his comfortable life as a solicitor in Lincolnshire and go to teach in Africa.

After farewells to his parents and family, the then 33-year-old headed for Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, where he dreamed of helping people escape poverty through education.

But Graham’s dream immediately ran into problems: he was held up on the border with Uganda, prevented from travelling any further, while inside Rwanda the worst genocide since the Holocaust was underway.

More than a million died in a three-month orgy of violence as the majority Hutu tribe wiped out members of the Tutsi tribe — who, despite being the minority in the country, had been the traditional rulers.

It was into this world that Graham Turnbull finally found his way in the summer of 1994, once the border was re-opened. Yet tragically he, too, would become a victim of the conflict.

Nearly two decades after he died, the man accused of organising his brutal murder in a state-sanctioned execution plot was arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport in June.

General Karenzi Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended. He is the country’s head of security and, significantly, the right-hand man of Paul Kagame, the Tutsi leader and favourite of the West credited with bringing an end to the civil war.

This week, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales dismissed the case for his extradition to face charges in Spain on a legal loophole.




Tony Blair’s wife Cherie




Graham Turnbull, who was murdered in Rwanda



Story of two lawyers: Tony Blair’s wife Cherie (left) and Graham Turnbull (right), who was murdered in Rwanda



Karake’s arrest reminded us that even though Rwanda is supposedly at peace, the Kagame regime stands accused of having its hands drenched in blood.

Karake and his mentor Kagame are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over.

Not that this has caused Tony Blair to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, who has thanked the former British prime minister by allowing him the use of the president’s two private jets to travel around Africa on charitable causes.

Tony Blair’s wife Cherie was hired to represent Karake after his arrest at Heathrow on June 20. One would assume her legal firm, Omnia Strategy, is being paid a lucrative fee.

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs Blair railed at the treatment of her client, who was freed on bail of £1 million, but was forced to surrender his passport to prevent him leaving the country.

‘To the Rwandan people and government, the general is a hero,’ she said, and called for him to be tried in Rwanda, even though he’s the country’s spy chief.

‘They see this very much as a personal attack on Rwanda itself and they very much want him home as soon as possible.

‘He’s had to surrender his passport, can’t go beyond the M25 boundaries, has to stay at a particular address between 8pm and 8am every day, has to report to a particular police station every day and has to wear an electronic tag.’

Now, it has emerged that Mrs Blair has been successful in preventing Karake from being extradited to Spain under the European Arrest Warrant, where he was wanted in relation to alleged crimes against a number of Spanish nationals. Instead, he will return to Rwanda.

He is alleged by Spanish prosecutors to have had a hand in the deaths not only of Mr Turnbull, but also three Spanish aid workers and four other UN officials the same year. Will Turnbull, Graham’s brother, told me he was ‘pretty disappointed’ by the decision to use a ‘legal loophole’ to set him free.



Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994


Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994



For Karake to be extradited to face trial in Spain, the alleged offences — war crimes — needed to be against the law in both the UK and Spain, so-called ‘dual criminality’. They were not, because the alleged crimes took place in Rwanda.

Will Turnbull added: ‘Cherie Booth is obviously a very competent lawyer and has been able to use the legal system to her client’s advantage. We would like to see justice done.

‘Why can’t this man be sent to the Hague and tried for his alleged crimes? If he’s found not guilty, he should go free. If he’s guilty, he should be punished. It should be as simple as that.’


A Spanish court had accused Karake of ordering massacres of Rwandan civilians, while human rights experts have accused the regime of a grotesque cover-up of Kagame and Karake’s roles in the murders of tens of thousands after they took power, allegations dismissed as politically motivated by supporters.

Three of the murdered Spaniards — Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo and Luis Valtuena — worked for Medicos del Mundo, or Doctors of the World, and were allegedly killed by four Tutsi soldiers after they had been taken to see the mass graves of murdered Hutus.

Four Spanish priests were tortured and murdered by members of Kagame’s army. The dismembered bodies of two of them were thrown into a well.

A former intelligence agent who worked with Karake’s unit claimed it had been deployed to carry out the massacres and ensure there were no witnesses.

He testified to the Spanish judge that the killings had been ordered because these ‘whites had sensitive information about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s recent massacres’.

Was this also what cost Graham Turnbull his life? Before he left for Rwanda in 1994, he had little experience of the murky, murderous politics of some areas of Africa, where those in power control the means to plunder the continent’s natural resources.



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president.











The son of a vet who was friendly with James ‘Alf’ Wight, creator of All Creatures Great And Small under his pen name James Herriot, Graham was brought up in Yorkshire with his two older sisters and younger brother. After a degree in economics, he converted to law.

After a spell working as a solicitor in Spalding, Lincs, the 33-year-old committed Christian revealed the bombshell decision he had made to give ‘meaning to his life’ — and travel to Africa.

But after entering Rwanda, his world collided full tilt with the horror of the bloodshed sparked when the genocide erupted.

At the height of this slaughter, 10,000 people were killed each day during an orgy of blood- letting that saw bodies stacked like firewood by the road. Time magazine called Rwanda ‘Africa’s Heart of Darkness’.

There were few machine guns and no gas chambers to account for this horrific, industrial level of slaughter: most victims were hacked to death with machetes or bludgeoned with garden hoes.

So physically exhausting was the killing — and so many were captured and held pending slaughter — that the perpetrators would slash the Achilles tendons of their victims with machetes to incapacitate them while they had a rest.

This meant the killers could break for lunch, often accompanied by refreshing bottles of the local Primus beer, with no risk of their captives fleeing before they could be killed.

Instead, they were killed at leisure, some held in churches, then murdered like chickens pulled from the coop.

More than one million people are believed to have died. These murderous Hutu militias were eventually driven out by Paul Kagame, an exiled Tutsi Rwandan soldier trained by the U.S. at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who invaded from neighbouring Uganda and drove the Hutus from power.

The stick thin, teetotal Kagame has been portrayed in books and Hollywood films as a hero. Western aid, dubbed ‘genocide guilt’ money, poured into Rwanda amid claims the West and the UN had done little to stop the killing.



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Tony Blair and Kagame became friends. A regular visitor to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Blair always stayed in the presidential suite at the five-star Serena Hotel, and has spoken of Kagame as a ‘visionary’.

But this ‘visionary’, in cahoots with his arrested spy chief Karake, has since been accused of involvement in the massacre of tens of thousands of their ethnic rivals in a series of brutal reprisal killings.

Indeed, Spanish court records say that special units created by Kagame and Cherie Blair’s ‘hero’ intelligence chief systematically rounded up and killed Hutus throughout the country — and went to desperate lengths to suppress news of the slaughter. Karake has also been linked to a series of other gruesome massacres, when fleeing Hutus were encouraged to come to football stadia or fields to hear the words of their new leaders.


Some were offered gifts of food as an inducement to attend. But these meetings were called not to talk, but to kill, with witnesses saying soldiers opened fire. Indeed, one soldier wrote a book detailing his life under Karake’s command, claiming the spy chief was so involved in the slaughter of 700 people that he personally organised shipments of petrol to incinerate the bodies.

He then arranged for vehicles to collect the ashes and bits of bone and dump them in a remote national park. Meanwhile, Graham Turnbull — who loved Rwanda and was engaged to a woman he had met there — decided to put his legal training to good use.

He accepted a position in 1995 with the UN to probe human rights abuses. He, too, had heard rumours of revenge massacres by Kagame.

‘Graham was investigating reprisal killings by the regime,’ his brother Will told me.

‘He was collecting the evidence about the murder of Hutus by Tutsis. Many UN aid workers at the time had their suspicions about what was going on in Rwanda.’

His quest for the truth cost him his life. Travelling with four other UN representatives in two vehicles clearly marked with UN badges and flags, Mr Turnbull drove into an ambush during one of his investigative trips into reprisal killings.



Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata


Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata



They were attacked by soldiers loyal to Kagame, and under the command of Karake, who were desperate to cover up their revenge killings and stop UN monitors visiting massacre sites.

Mr Turnbull was cut down in a hail of machine gun fire as he struggled to get out of the vehicle after elite troops threw grenades at them. He died instantly. His Cambodian colleague was shot dead, before his head was hacked from his body and left by the road. Three Rwandan UN workers in the other vehicle were also killed.

These terror tactics to cover up war crimes spread panic in the UN. As Mr Turnbull’s body was flown back to Yorkshire for burial, a decision was taken to withdraw human rights monitors from Rwanda.

Homayoun Alizadeh, a close friend of Mr Turnbull’s, who joined the UN mission in Rwanda at the same time, has no doubt Karake’s regime was to blame for the killings.

‘They were ambushed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army [led by Kagame and Karake] because these people wanted to get rid of the UN,’ he told me. ‘I will never forget the night I got the call to say he died. Everything that happened can be traced back to Kagame.’

Though the Blairs have done their best to burnish Kagame’s reputation, some of the lustre faded from this carefully honed image after a damning BBC documentary aired last year, which saw the president branded ‘one of the biggest war criminals in office today’.

The documentary has led to the BBC being banned from Rwanda.

After seizing power, Kagame amassed vast personal wealth and entertained foreign visitors to Rwanda, providing them with official limousines and, in the case of Tony Blair, use of luxurious jets.

Will Turnbull says: ‘There have always been suspicions that Karake and Kagame were involved in Graham’s death.

‘We don’t want vengeance — we just want the truth. We won’t believe we will get the truth if Karake is allowed to return to Rwanda.’

Isn’t it bitterly ironic that Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights’ lawyer, has succeeded in putting him on a plane back to Africa.

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Monster » saved by Cherie: How human rights champion Mrs Blair helped a general accused of appalling crimes avoid trial . By Andrew MALONE.



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So idealistic was Graham Turnbull that he decided to give up his comfortable life as a solicitor in Lincolnshire and go to teach in Africa.

After farewells to his parents and family, the then 33-year-old headed for Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, where he dreamed of helping people escape poverty through education.

But Graham’s dream immediately ran into problems: he was held up on the border with Uganda, prevented from travelling any further, while inside Rwanda the worst genocide since the Holocaust was underway.

More than a million died in a three-month orgy of violence as the majority Hutu tribe wiped out members of the Tutsi tribe — who, despite being the minority in the country, had been the traditional rulers.

It was into this world that Graham Turnbull finally found his way in the summer of 1994, once the border was re-opened. Yet tragically he, too, would become a victim of the conflict.

Nearly two decades after he died, the man accused of organising his brutal murder in a state-sanctioned execution plot was arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport in June.

General Karenzi Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended. He is the country’s head of security and, significantly, the right-hand man of Paul Kagame, the Tutsi leader and favourite of the West credited with bringing an end to the civil war.

This week, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales dismissed the case for his extradition to face charges in Spain on a legal loophole.




Tony Blair’s wife Cherie




Graham Turnbull, who was murdered in Rwanda



Story of two lawyers: Tony Blair’s wife Cherie (left) and Graham Turnbull (right), who was murdered in Rwanda



Karake’s arrest reminded us that even though Rwanda is supposedly at peace, the Kagame regime stands accused of having its hands drenched in blood.

Karake and his mentor Kagame are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over.

Not that this has caused Tony Blair to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, who has thanked the former British prime minister by allowing him the use of the president’s two private jets to travel around Africa on charitable causes.

Tony Blair’s wife Cherie was hired to represent Karake after his arrest at Heathrow on June 20. One would assume her legal firm, Omnia Strategy, is being paid a lucrative fee.

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs Blair railed at the treatment of her client, who was freed on bail of £1 million, but was forced to surrender his passport to prevent him leaving the country.

‘To the Rwandan people and government, the general is a hero,’ she said, and called for him to be tried in Rwanda, even though he’s the country’s spy chief.

‘They see this very much as a personal attack on Rwanda itself and they very much want him home as soon as possible.

‘He’s had to surrender his passport, can’t go beyond the M25 boundaries, has to stay at a particular address between 8pm and 8am every day, has to report to a particular police station every day and has to wear an electronic tag.’

Now, it has emerged that Mrs Blair has been successful in preventing Karake from being extradited to Spain under the European Arrest Warrant, where he was wanted in relation to alleged crimes against a number of Spanish nationals. Instead, he will return to Rwanda.

He is alleged by Spanish prosecutors to have had a hand in the deaths not only of Mr Turnbull, but also three Spanish aid workers and four other UN officials the same year. Will Turnbull, Graham’s brother, told me he was ‘pretty disappointed’ by the decision to use a ‘legal loophole’ to set him free.



Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994


Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994



For Karake to be extradited to face trial in Spain, the alleged offences — war crimes — needed to be against the law in both the UK and Spain, so-called ‘dual criminality’. They were not, because the alleged crimes took place in Rwanda.

Will Turnbull added: ‘Cherie Booth is obviously a very competent lawyer and has been able to use the legal system to her client’s advantage. We would like to see justice done.

‘Why can’t this man be sent to the Hague and tried for his alleged crimes? If he’s found not guilty, he should go free. If he’s guilty, he should be punished. It should be as simple as that.’


A Spanish court had accused Karake of ordering massacres of Rwandan civilians, while human rights experts have accused the regime of a grotesque cover-up of Kagame and Karake’s roles in the murders of tens of thousands after they took power, allegations dismissed as politically motivated by supporters.

Three of the murdered Spaniards — Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo and Luis Valtuena — worked for Medicos del Mundo, or Doctors of the World, and were allegedly killed by four Tutsi soldiers after they had been taken to see the mass graves of murdered Hutus.

Four Spanish priests were tortured and murdered by members of Kagame’s army. The dismembered bodies of two of them were thrown into a well.

A former intelligence agent who worked with Karake’s unit claimed it had been deployed to carry out the massacres and ensure there were no witnesses.

He testified to the Spanish judge that the killings had been ordered because these ‘whites had sensitive information about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s recent massacres’.

Was this also what cost Graham Turnbull his life? Before he left for Rwanda in 1994, he had little experience of the murky, murderous politics of some areas of Africa, where those in power control the means to plunder the continent’s natural resources.



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president.











The son of a vet who was friendly with James ‘Alf’ Wight, creator of All Creatures Great And Small under his pen name James Herriot, Graham was brought up in Yorkshire with his two older sisters and younger brother. After a degree in economics, he converted to law.

After a spell working as a solicitor in Spalding, Lincs, the 33-year-old committed Christian revealed the bombshell decision he had made to give ‘meaning to his life’ — and travel to Africa.

But after entering Rwanda, his world collided full tilt with the horror of the bloodshed sparked when the genocide erupted.

At the height of this slaughter, 10,000 people were killed each day during an orgy of blood- letting that saw bodies stacked like firewood by the road. Time magazine called Rwanda ‘Africa’s Heart of Darkness’.

There were few machine guns and no gas chambers to account for this horrific, industrial level of slaughter: most victims were hacked to death with machetes or bludgeoned with garden hoes.

So physically exhausting was the killing — and so many were captured and held pending slaughter — that the perpetrators would slash the Achilles tendons of their victims with machetes to incapacitate them while they had a rest.

This meant the killers could break for lunch, often accompanied by refreshing bottles of the local Primus beer, with no risk of their captives fleeing before they could be killed.

Instead, they were killed at leisure, some held in churches, then murdered like chickens pulled from the coop.

More than one million people are believed to have died. These murderous Hutu militias were eventually driven out by Paul Kagame, an exiled Tutsi Rwandan soldier trained by the U.S. at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who invaded from neighbouring Uganda and drove the Hutus from power.

The stick thin, teetotal Kagame has been portrayed in books and Hollywood films as a hero. Western aid, dubbed ‘genocide guilt’ money, poured into Rwanda amid claims the West and the UN had done little to stop the killing.



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Tony Blair and Kagame became friends. A regular visitor to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Blair always stayed in the presidential suite at the five-star Serena Hotel, and has spoken of Kagame as a ‘visionary’.

But this ‘visionary’, in cahoots with his arrested spy chief Karake, has since been accused of involvement in the massacre of tens of thousands of their ethnic rivals in a series of brutal reprisal killings.

Indeed, Spanish court records say that special units created by Kagame and Cherie Blair’s ‘hero’ intelligence chief systematically rounded up and killed Hutus throughout the country — and went to desperate lengths to suppress news of the slaughter. Karake has also been linked to a series of other gruesome massacres, when fleeing Hutus were encouraged to come to football stadia or fields to hear the words of their new leaders.


Some were offered gifts of food as an inducement to attend. But these meetings were called not to talk, but to kill, with witnesses saying soldiers opened fire. Indeed, one soldier wrote a book detailing his life under Karake’s command, claiming the spy chief was so involved in the slaughter of 700 people that he personally organised shipments of petrol to incinerate the bodies.

He then arranged for vehicles to collect the ashes and bits of bone and dump them in a remote national park. Meanwhile, Graham Turnbull — who loved Rwanda and was engaged to a woman he had met there — decided to put his legal training to good use.

He accepted a position in 1995 with the UN to probe human rights abuses. He, too, had heard rumours of revenge massacres by Kagame.

‘Graham was investigating reprisal killings by the regime,’ his brother Will told me.

‘He was collecting the evidence about the murder of Hutus by Tutsis. Many UN aid workers at the time had their suspicions about what was going on in Rwanda.’

His quest for the truth cost him his life. Travelling with four other UN representatives in two vehicles clearly marked with UN badges and flags, Mr Turnbull drove into an ambush during one of his investigative trips into reprisal killings.



Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata


Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata



They were attacked by soldiers loyal to Kagame, and under the command of Karake, who were desperate to cover up their revenge killings and stop UN monitors visiting massacre sites.

Mr Turnbull was cut down in a hail of machine gun fire as he struggled to get out of the vehicle after elite troops threw grenades at them. He died instantly. His Cambodian colleague was shot dead, before his head was hacked from his body and left by the road. Three Rwandan UN workers in the other vehicle were also killed.

These terror tactics to cover up war crimes spread panic in the UN. As Mr Turnbull’s body was flown back to Yorkshire for burial, a decision was taken to withdraw human rights monitors from Rwanda.

Homayoun Alizadeh, a close friend of Mr Turnbull’s, who joined the UN mission in Rwanda at the same time, has no doubt Karake’s regime was to blame for the killings.

‘They were ambushed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army [led by Kagame and Karake] because these people wanted to get rid of the UN,’ he told me. ‘I will never forget the night I got the call to say he died. Everything that happened can be traced back to Kagame.’

Though the Blairs have done their best to burnish Kagame’s reputation, some of the lustre faded from this carefully honed image after a damning BBC documentary aired last year, which saw the president branded ‘one of the biggest war criminals in office today’.

The documentary has led to the BBC being banned from Rwanda.

After seizing power, Kagame amassed vast personal wealth and entertained foreign visitors to Rwanda, providing them with official limousines and, in the case of Tony Blair, use of luxurious jets.

Will Turnbull says: ‘There have always been suspicions that Karake and Kagame were involved in Graham’s death.

‘We don’t want vengeance — we just want the truth. We won’t believe we will get the truth if Karake is allowed to return to Rwanda.’

Isn’t it bitterly ironic that Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights’ lawyer, has succeeded in putting him on a plane back to Africa.

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Monster » saved by Cherie: How human rights champion Mrs Blair helped a general accused of appalling crimes avoid trial . By Andrew MALONE.



monster

So idealistic was Graham Turnbull that he decided to give up his comfortable life as a solicitor in Lincolnshire and go to teach in Africa.

After farewells to his parents and family, the then 33-year-old headed for Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, where he dreamed of helping people escape poverty through education.

But Graham’s dream immediately ran into problems: he was held up on the border with Uganda, prevented from travelling any further, while inside Rwanda the worst genocide since the Holocaust was underway.

More than a million died in a three-month orgy of violence as the majority Hutu tribe wiped out members of the Tutsi tribe — who, despite being the minority in the country, had been the traditional rulers.

It was into this world that Graham Turnbull finally found his way in the summer of 1994, once the border was re-opened. Yet tragically he, too, would become a victim of the conflict.

Nearly two decades after he died, the man accused of organising his brutal murder in a state-sanctioned execution plot was arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport in June.

General Karenzi Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended. He is the country’s head of security and, significantly, the right-hand man of Paul Kagame, the Tutsi leader and favourite of the West credited with bringing an end to the civil war.

This week, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales dismissed the case for his extradition to face charges in Spain on a legal loophole.




Tony Blair’s wife Cherie




Graham Turnbull, who was murdered in Rwanda



Story of two lawyers: Tony Blair’s wife Cherie (left) and Graham Turnbull (right), who was murdered in Rwanda



Karake’s arrest reminded us that even though Rwanda is supposedly at peace, the Kagame regime stands accused of having its hands drenched in blood.

Karake and his mentor Kagame are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over.

Not that this has caused Tony Blair to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, who has thanked the former British prime minister by allowing him the use of the president’s two private jets to travel around Africa on charitable causes.

Tony Blair’s wife Cherie was hired to represent Karake after his arrest at Heathrow on June 20. One would assume her legal firm, Omnia Strategy, is being paid a lucrative fee.

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs Blair railed at the treatment of her client, who was freed on bail of £1 million, but was forced to surrender his passport to prevent him leaving the country.

‘To the Rwandan people and government, the general is a hero,’ she said, and called for him to be tried in Rwanda, even though he’s the country’s spy chief.

‘They see this very much as a personal attack on Rwanda itself and they very much want him home as soon as possible.

‘He’s had to surrender his passport, can’t go beyond the M25 boundaries, has to stay at a particular address between 8pm and 8am every day, has to report to a particular police station every day and has to wear an electronic tag.’

Now, it has emerged that Mrs Blair has been successful in preventing Karake from being extradited to Spain under the European Arrest Warrant, where he was wanted in relation to alleged crimes against a number of Spanish nationals. Instead, he will return to Rwanda.

He is alleged by Spanish prosecutors to have had a hand in the deaths not only of Mr Turnbull, but also three Spanish aid workers and four other UN officials the same year. Will Turnbull, Graham’s brother, told me he was ‘pretty disappointed’ by the decision to use a ‘legal loophole’ to set him free.



Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994


Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994



For Karake to be extradited to face trial in Spain, the alleged offences — war crimes — needed to be against the law in both the UK and Spain, so-called ‘dual criminality’. They were not, because the alleged crimes took place in Rwanda.

Will Turnbull added: ‘Cherie Booth is obviously a very competent lawyer and has been able to use the legal system to her client’s advantage. We would like to see justice done.

‘Why can’t this man be sent to the Hague and tried for his alleged crimes? If he’s found not guilty, he should go free. If he’s guilty, he should be punished. It should be as simple as that.’


A Spanish court had accused Karake of ordering massacres of Rwandan civilians, while human rights experts have accused the regime of a grotesque cover-up of Kagame and Karake’s roles in the murders of tens of thousands after they took power, allegations dismissed as politically motivated by supporters.

Three of the murdered Spaniards — Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo and Luis Valtuena — worked for Medicos del Mundo, or Doctors of the World, and were allegedly killed by four Tutsi soldiers after they had been taken to see the mass graves of murdered Hutus.

Four Spanish priests were tortured and murdered by members of Kagame’s army. The dismembered bodies of two of them were thrown into a well.

A former intelligence agent who worked with Karake’s unit claimed it had been deployed to carry out the massacres and ensure there were no witnesses.

He testified to the Spanish judge that the killings had been ordered because these ‘whites had sensitive information about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s recent massacres’.

Was this also what cost Graham Turnbull his life? Before he left for Rwanda in 1994, he had little experience of the murky, murderous politics of some areas of Africa, where those in power control the means to plunder the continent’s natural resources.



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president.











The son of a vet who was friendly with James ‘Alf’ Wight, creator of All Creatures Great And Small under his pen name James Herriot, Graham was brought up in Yorkshire with his two older sisters and younger brother. After a degree in economics, he converted to law.

After a spell working as a solicitor in Spalding, Lincs, the 33-year-old committed Christian revealed the bombshell decision he had made to give ‘meaning to his life’ — and travel to Africa.

But after entering Rwanda, his world collided full tilt with the horror of the bloodshed sparked when the genocide erupted.

At the height of this slaughter, 10,000 people were killed each day during an orgy of blood- letting that saw bodies stacked like firewood by the road. Time magazine called Rwanda ‘Africa’s Heart of Darkness’.

There were few machine guns and no gas chambers to account for this horrific, industrial level of slaughter: most victims were hacked to death with machetes or bludgeoned with garden hoes.

So physically exhausting was the killing — and so many were captured and held pending slaughter — that the perpetrators would slash the Achilles tendons of their victims with machetes to incapacitate them while they had a rest.

This meant the killers could break for lunch, often accompanied by refreshing bottles of the local Primus beer, with no risk of their captives fleeing before they could be killed.

Instead, they were killed at leisure, some held in churches, then murdered like chickens pulled from the coop.

More than one million people are believed to have died. These murderous Hutu militias were eventually driven out by Paul Kagame, an exiled Tutsi Rwandan soldier trained by the U.S. at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who invaded from neighbouring Uganda and drove the Hutus from power.

The stick thin, teetotal Kagame has been portrayed in books and Hollywood films as a hero. Western aid, dubbed ‘genocide guilt’ money, poured into Rwanda amid claims the West and the UN had done little to stop the killing.



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Tony Blair and Kagame became friends. A regular visitor to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Blair always stayed in the presidential suite at the five-star Serena Hotel, and has spoken of Kagame as a ‘visionary’.

But this ‘visionary’, in cahoots with his arrested spy chief Karake, has since been accused of involvement in the massacre of tens of thousands of their ethnic rivals in a series of brutal reprisal killings.

Indeed, Spanish court records say that special units created by Kagame and Cherie Blair’s ‘hero’ intelligence chief systematically rounded up and killed Hutus throughout the country — and went to desperate lengths to suppress news of the slaughter. Karake has also been linked to a series of other gruesome massacres, when fleeing Hutus were encouraged to come to football stadia or fields to hear the words of their new leaders.


Some were offered gifts of food as an inducement to attend. But these meetings were called not to talk, but to kill, with witnesses saying soldiers opened fire. Indeed, one soldier wrote a book detailing his life under Karake’s command, claiming the spy chief was so involved in the slaughter of 700 people that he personally organised shipments of petrol to incinerate the bodies.

He then arranged for vehicles to collect the ashes and bits of bone and dump them in a remote national park. Meanwhile, Graham Turnbull — who loved Rwanda and was engaged to a woman he had met there — decided to put his legal training to good use.

He accepted a position in 1995 with the UN to probe human rights abuses. He, too, had heard rumours of revenge massacres by Kagame.

‘Graham was investigating reprisal killings by the regime,’ his brother Will told me.

‘He was collecting the evidence about the murder of Hutus by Tutsis. Many UN aid workers at the time had their suspicions about what was going on in Rwanda.’

His quest for the truth cost him his life. Travelling with four other UN representatives in two vehicles clearly marked with UN badges and flags, Mr Turnbull drove into an ambush during one of his investigative trips into reprisal killings.



Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata


Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata



They were attacked by soldiers loyal to Kagame, and under the command of Karake, who were desperate to cover up their revenge killings and stop UN monitors visiting massacre sites.

Mr Turnbull was cut down in a hail of machine gun fire as he struggled to get out of the vehicle after elite troops threw grenades at them. He died instantly. His Cambodian colleague was shot dead, before his head was hacked from his body and left by the road. Three Rwandan UN workers in the other vehicle were also killed.

These terror tactics to cover up war crimes spread panic in the UN. As Mr Turnbull’s body was flown back to Yorkshire for burial, a decision was taken to withdraw human rights monitors from Rwanda.

Homayoun Alizadeh, a close friend of Mr Turnbull’s, who joined the UN mission in Rwanda at the same time, has no doubt Karake’s regime was to blame for the killings.

‘They were ambushed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army [led by Kagame and Karake] because these people wanted to get rid of the UN,’ he told me. ‘I will never forget the night I got the call to say he died. Everything that happened can be traced back to Kagame.’

Though the Blairs have done their best to burnish Kagame’s reputation, some of the lustre faded from this carefully honed image after a damning BBC documentary aired last year, which saw the president branded ‘one of the biggest war criminals in office today’.

The documentary has led to the BBC being banned from Rwanda.

After seizing power, Kagame amassed vast personal wealth and entertained foreign visitors to Rwanda, providing them with official limousines and, in the case of Tony Blair, use of luxurious jets.

Will Turnbull says: ‘There have always been suspicions that Karake and Kagame were involved in Graham’s death.

‘We don’t want vengeance — we just want the truth. We won’t believe we will get the truth if Karake is allowed to return to Rwanda.’

Isn’t it bitterly ironic that Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights’ lawyer, has succeeded in putting him on a plane back to Africa.

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Monster » saved by Cherie: How human rights champion Mrs Blair helped a general accused of appalling crimes avoid trial . By Andrew MALONE.



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So idealistic was Graham Turnbull that he decided to give up his comfortable life as a solicitor in Lincolnshire and go to teach in Africa.

After farewells to his parents and family, the then 33-year-old headed for Rwanda, a former Belgian colony, where he dreamed of helping people escape poverty through education.

But Graham’s dream immediately ran into problems: he was held up on the border with Uganda, prevented from travelling any further, while inside Rwanda the worst genocide since the Holocaust was underway.

More than a million died in a three-month orgy of violence as the majority Hutu tribe wiped out members of the Tutsi tribe — who, despite being the minority in the country, had been the traditional rulers.

It was into this world that Graham Turnbull finally found his way in the summer of 1994, once the border was re-opened. Yet tragically he, too, would become a victim of the conflict.

Nearly two decades after he died, the man accused of organising his brutal murder in a state-sanctioned execution plot was arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport in June.

General Karenzi Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended. He is the country’s head of security and, significantly, the right-hand man of Paul Kagame, the Tutsi leader and favourite of the West credited with bringing an end to the civil war.

This week, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales dismissed the case for his extradition to face charges in Spain on a legal loophole.




Tony Blair’s wife Cherie




Graham Turnbull, who was murdered in Rwanda



Story of two lawyers: Tony Blair’s wife Cherie (left) and Graham Turnbull (right), who was murdered in Rwanda



Karake’s arrest reminded us that even though Rwanda is supposedly at peace, the Kagame regime stands accused of having its hands drenched in blood.

Karake and his mentor Kagame are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over.

Not that this has caused Tony Blair to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, who has thanked the former British prime minister by allowing him the use of the president’s two private jets to travel around Africa on charitable causes.

Tony Blair’s wife Cherie was hired to represent Karake after his arrest at Heathrow on June 20. One would assume her legal firm, Omnia Strategy, is being paid a lucrative fee.

In an interview with the BBC, Mrs Blair railed at the treatment of her client, who was freed on bail of £1 million, but was forced to surrender his passport to prevent him leaving the country.

‘To the Rwandan people and government, the general is a hero,’ she said, and called for him to be tried in Rwanda, even though he’s the country’s spy chief.

‘They see this very much as a personal attack on Rwanda itself and they very much want him home as soon as possible.

‘He’s had to surrender his passport, can’t go beyond the M25 boundaries, has to stay at a particular address between 8pm and 8am every day, has to report to a particular police station every day and has to wear an electronic tag.’

Now, it has emerged that Mrs Blair has been successful in preventing Karake from being extradited to Spain under the European Arrest Warrant, where he was wanted in relation to alleged crimes against a number of Spanish nationals. Instead, he will return to Rwanda.

He is alleged by Spanish prosecutors to have had a hand in the deaths not only of Mr Turnbull, but also three Spanish aid workers and four other UN officials the same year. Will Turnbull, Graham’s brother, told me he was ‘pretty disappointed’ by the decision to use a ‘legal loophole’ to set him free.



Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994


Harrowing reminder: Skulls and bones and piles of clothes put together in one corner of a church in Rwanda where dozens of people were killed after they came inside to take refuge back in 1994



For Karake to be extradited to face trial in Spain, the alleged offences — war crimes — needed to be against the law in both the UK and Spain, so-called ‘dual criminality’. They were not, because the alleged crimes took place in Rwanda.

Will Turnbull added: ‘Cherie Booth is obviously a very competent lawyer and has been able to use the legal system to her client’s advantage. We would like to see justice done.

‘Why can’t this man be sent to the Hague and tried for his alleged crimes? If he’s found not guilty, he should go free. If he’s guilty, he should be punished. It should be as simple as that.’


A Spanish court had accused Karake of ordering massacres of Rwandan civilians, while human rights experts have accused the regime of a grotesque cover-up of Kagame and Karake’s roles in the murders of tens of thousands after they took power, allegations dismissed as politically motivated by supporters.

Three of the murdered Spaniards — Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo and Luis Valtuena — worked for Medicos del Mundo, or Doctors of the World, and were allegedly killed by four Tutsi soldiers after they had been taken to see the mass graves of murdered Hutus.

Four Spanish priests were tortured and murdered by members of Kagame’s army. The dismembered bodies of two of them were thrown into a well.

A former intelligence agent who worked with Karake’s unit claimed it had been deployed to carry out the massacres and ensure there were no witnesses.

He testified to the Spanish judge that the killings had been ordered because these ‘whites had sensitive information about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s recent massacres’.

Was this also what cost Graham Turnbull his life? Before he left for Rwanda in 1994, he had little experience of the murky, murderous politics of some areas of Africa, where those in power control the means to plunder the continent’s natural resources.



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president



Connection: Karake and his mentor Paul Kagame (right) are accused of orchestrating not just one murder, but massacres that took place after the genocide was thought to be over. Not that this has caused Tony Blair (left) to withdraw his previously assiduous support for Kagame, the Rwandan president.











The son of a vet who was friendly with James ‘Alf’ Wight, creator of All Creatures Great And Small under his pen name James Herriot, Graham was brought up in Yorkshire with his two older sisters and younger brother. After a degree in economics, he converted to law.

After a spell working as a solicitor in Spalding, Lincs, the 33-year-old committed Christian revealed the bombshell decision he had made to give ‘meaning to his life’ — and travel to Africa.

But after entering Rwanda, his world collided full tilt with the horror of the bloodshed sparked when the genocide erupted.

At the height of this slaughter, 10,000 people were killed each day during an orgy of blood- letting that saw bodies stacked like firewood by the road. Time magazine called Rwanda ‘Africa’s Heart of Darkness’.

There were few machine guns and no gas chambers to account for this horrific, industrial level of slaughter: most victims were hacked to death with machetes or bludgeoned with garden hoes.

So physically exhausting was the killing — and so many were captured and held pending slaughter — that the perpetrators would slash the Achilles tendons of their victims with machetes to incapacitate them while they had a rest.

This meant the killers could break for lunch, often accompanied by refreshing bottles of the local Primus beer, with no risk of their captives fleeing before they could be killed.

Instead, they were killed at leisure, some held in churches, then murdered like chickens pulled from the coop.

More than one million people are believed to have died. These murderous Hutu militias were eventually driven out by Paul Kagame, an exiled Tutsi Rwandan soldier trained by the U.S. at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, who invaded from neighbouring Uganda and drove the Hutus from power.

The stick thin, teetotal Kagame has been portrayed in books and Hollywood films as a hero. Western aid, dubbed ‘genocide guilt’ money, poured into Rwanda amid claims the West and the UN had done little to stop the killing.



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Graveyard: General Karake has been a powerful figure in Rwanda ever since the genocide ended



Tony Blair and Kagame became friends. A regular visitor to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Blair always stayed in the presidential suite at the five-star Serena Hotel, and has spoken of Kagame as a ‘visionary’.

But this ‘visionary’, in cahoots with his arrested spy chief Karake, has since been accused of involvement in the massacre of tens of thousands of their ethnic rivals in a series of brutal reprisal killings.

Indeed, Spanish court records say that special units created by Kagame and Cherie Blair’s ‘hero’ intelligence chief systematically rounded up and killed Hutus throughout the country — and went to desperate lengths to suppress news of the slaughter. Karake has also been linked to a series of other gruesome massacres, when fleeing Hutus were encouraged to come to football stadia or fields to hear the words of their new leaders.


Some were offered gifts of food as an inducement to attend. But these meetings were called not to talk, but to kill, with witnesses saying soldiers opened fire. Indeed, one soldier wrote a book detailing his life under Karake’s command, claiming the spy chief was so involved in the slaughter of 700 people that he personally organised shipments of petrol to incinerate the bodies.

He then arranged for vehicles to collect the ashes and bits of bone and dump them in a remote national park. Meanwhile, Graham Turnbull — who loved Rwanda and was engaged to a woman he had met there — decided to put his legal training to good use.

He accepted a position in 1995 with the UN to probe human rights abuses. He, too, had heard rumours of revenge massacres by Kagame.

‘Graham was investigating reprisal killings by the regime,’ his brother Will told me.

‘He was collecting the evidence about the murder of Hutus by Tutsis. Many UN aid workers at the time had their suspicions about what was going on in Rwanda.’

His quest for the truth cost him his life. Travelling with four other UN representatives in two vehicles clearly marked with UN badges and flags, Mr Turnbull drove into an ambush during one of his investigative trips into reprisal killings.



Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata


Skulls: A survivor of the 1994 Genocide prays over the bones of genocide victims at a mass grave in Nyamata



They were attacked by soldiers loyal to Kagame, and under the command of Karake, who were desperate to cover up their revenge killings and stop UN monitors visiting massacre sites.

Mr Turnbull was cut down in a hail of machine gun fire as he struggled to get out of the vehicle after elite troops threw grenades at them. He died instantly. His Cambodian colleague was shot dead, before his head was hacked from his body and left by the road. Three Rwandan UN workers in the other vehicle were also killed.

These terror tactics to cover up war crimes spread panic in the UN. As Mr Turnbull’s body was flown back to Yorkshire for burial, a decision was taken to withdraw human rights monitors from Rwanda.

Homayoun Alizadeh, a close friend of Mr Turnbull’s, who joined the UN mission in Rwanda at the same time, has no doubt Karake’s regime was to blame for the killings.

‘They were ambushed by the Rwandan Patriotic Army [led by Kagame and Karake] because these people wanted to get rid of the UN,’ he told me. ‘I will never forget the night I got the call to say he died. Everything that happened can be traced back to Kagame.’

Though the Blairs have done their best to burnish Kagame’s reputation, some of the lustre faded from this carefully honed image after a damning BBC documentary aired last year, which saw the president branded ‘one of the biggest war criminals in office today’.

The documentary has led to the BBC being banned from Rwanda.

After seizing power, Kagame amassed vast personal wealth and entertained foreign visitors to Rwanda, providing them with official limousines and, in the case of Tony Blair, use of luxurious jets.

Will Turnbull says: ‘There have always been suspicions that Karake and Kagame were involved in Graham’s death.

‘We don’t want vengeance — we just want the truth. We won’t believe we will get the truth if Karake is allowed to return to Rwanda.’

Isn’t it bitterly ironic that Cherie Blair, a ‘human rights’ lawyer, has succeeded in putting him on a plane back to Africa.

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joas 13/08/2015 18:42

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Avec la technologie....

jo 13/08/2015 18:32

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Tory 13/08/2015 18:24

Mbese murusha ubuhangange Amerika ko nayo yagezaho ikazibukira abacakara bakikukira . Murabatindi kumutima na kagome wanyu .Ingoma yanyu izarangira nkumusuzi .

mukasa 13/08/2015 17:49

Ibyo ali byo byose mulibonera ko uwo murwana na we afite ingufu. Opposition ikwiliye kuvanamo isomo ikemera ingufu z'ubu butegetsi kandi intagondwa mputu zikamenya ko na nyina w'undi abyara umuhungu.

Emmanuel Muturage 13/08/2015 16:16

veritasinfo/ikaze/fdlr/ijwi rya rubanda/RNC/le prophete n'ibindi birohwa, ko mutatubwira uko mwumva mumeze igihe twe twishimye? Ndibwira ko amenyo mwayamariye mu nda! Hasigaye kuyahitwa!

bwiza 13/08/2015 16:06

KK yabuzwa se n'iki kugira abana beza?uhagarikiwe n'ingwe se ntavoma?

Gasazamigeri 13/08/2015 16:35

Ariko nibarize Bwiza, ubu uyu mugani uduciriye ujyanye n'iki mu "kuba KK afite abana beza?"

rukundo 13/08/2015 15:56

oh abana beza shenge....abarwigara se bo bari babi? naho karake ntaho avuye ntaho agiye kuko isi yarangije kumumurika ko ari umwicanyi....c'est ça l'opinion internationale ...karake yatorotse ubutabera abifashijwemo...na famille ya tony bair...noneho amahanga agiye kwibonera neza koko impamvu ari abanyarwanda icumi bonyine mwabeshye ko ngo badashyigikiye ihindurwa rya constitution...buriya ...se urabona karake yishimye ko ahubwo yasebye...yarungurutse muri gereza bwana the hunter is hunted...huo ndio ukweli...

Kbibi 13/08/2015 15:38

Abo bana beza ; ni beza kuko bonse amaraso y abandi bana beza ise yishe .

Kbibi 13/08/2015 15:38

Abo bana beza ; ni beza kuko bonse amaraso y abandi bana beza ise yishe .

kk 13/08/2015 15:08

Nyamara KK we urabona yifitiye ibibazo, nta kishimo na gato kamurangwaho pe. Ndibwirako kurekurwa kwe ari byiza kuri Kagamé mais pas du tout pour lui. Reka dutekereze uko ari bukomeze ubuzima mu Rda.

Abahutu ni ibicucu 13/08/2015 14:57

So mujye kwiyahura.Twe turi kunywa champagne. Iraryoshye pe! Mwabonye ukuntu KK afite abana beza???

Farida 13/08/2015 22:05

Nibyo koko turi ibicucu kuko tutazi kwica no kubeshya. Mais rira bien qui rira le dernier. hari umuntu wambwiye ko n'intama iyo uyikabirije igeraho ikakuruma!

Mayibobo 13/08/2015 17:13

Ibi bya karake abahanga bazi kureba kure turabyita ko ari akayagirizo. Ni ka kazuba kaka mbere yuko imvura igwa. Ushatse rero wanywa champagne nyinshi ukazihaga kuko zishobora kuba iza nyuma.