Foreign-based terrorist groups comprised of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza’s FDU-Inkingi, terrorist Kayumba Nyamwasa’s RNC and Bernard Ntaganda’s PS-Imberakuri have ganged up to protest the imminent extradition of Genocidaire Maj. Pierre-Claver Karangwa. This criminal was arrested in the Netherlands earlier this month.
The terror groups on Monday, May 23rd 2022 issued a joint communiqué in which they rub salt in the wounds of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi with the claim that Karangwa was “a person who risked his life to save the Tutsi.”
This is genocide denialism, an offense punishable by the law. Karangwa spearheaded the mass murder of more than 20,000 people in his birthplace Mugina, in the former Prefecture of Gitarama. Moreover, scores of former Interahamwe militias who participated in the massacres and were sentenced for their crimes, also testified against Karangwa. Gacaca courts in his birthplace sentenced him in absentia, to life in prison.
But the likes of FDU-Inkingi and others now are calling the genocide fugitive a “political activist!” These arecthe very same crooks that shed crocodile tears, urging the Dutch government “not to hand over Karangwa to his political opponent” due to what they call “lack of fair justice in Rwanda.”
Little did these criminals know that they were flogging a dead horse, since the Dutch Government works tirelessly to bring genocidaires to book, especially those that used to roam scot-free in the European country.
For instance, the Netherlands previously extradited Jean-Claude Iyamuremye and Jean-Baptiste Mugimba let alone Yvonne Basebya whom the country’s judiciary in 2013 sentenced to six years and eight months in jail for inciting genocide.
The communiqué by FDU, RNC and PS-Imberakuri comes at a time when the Dutch authorities have requested the Rwandan Government for an updated extradition request for Karangwa for the judges to formally expedite the procedure. The request ought to be sent today (Wednesday, May 25).
Ingabire, Ntaganda and others can indulge their genocide denialism, but they should know the law will catch up with them, sooner or later.