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The Rwanda Bridge Builders (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org), a forum that brings together Rwandan political and civil society organisations, has learnt with serious concern about the deteriorating health situation of Hotel Rwanda hero and human rights activist Paul Rusesabagina due to lack of proper medical care at the Rwandan prison. He intimated to his lawyer on Friday 15, January 2021 that he feared he could die of stroke because of lack of proper medication to lower his high blood pressure.
It is quite disturbing and a harrowing revelation for the family and friends because other prominent Rwandan politically unwanted individuals have died under suspicious circumstances, including Dr Emmanuel Gasakure – personal Doctor of President Kagame, Mutunzi a renown solicitor and Mr Kizito Mihigo, a famous singer who refused to toe the government line on genocide narrative. It was alleged that Dr Gasakure was shot by a police guard while he was trying to grab a gun from him while the other two were said to have hanged themselves in a police cell using their own bed sheets.
Under the circumstances and drawing from experience, we have strong fears that the Rwandan regime could potentially let him die a “natural” death rather than living constant accusations of have violated international law or even being humiliated by taking the right decision of releasing him or even facing his lawyers in courts of law. Getting rid of him in this manner seems the cleanest option for the regime.
We call on all peace-loving people, organisations, and governments to take the risk to life of Paul Rusesabagina very seriously and to act accordingly before it is too late. One day of delay is one day too many to save Paul Rusesabagina.