Rwanda wants US to investigate on Rusesabagina ‘terrorism funding’

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By GLV reporter.

The government of Rwanda has requested the United States government to help in carrying out a thorough investigation into the claims that Paul Rusesabagina and Victoire Ingabire were initially funding Democratic forces for liberation of Rwanda (FDRL) to fight Rwanda.

Rwandas’ general prosecutor Martin Ngoga confirmed to the media that his office has vivid evidences to pin down Rusesabagina, who received the US presidential Medal of Freedom from former President George W Bush,  and now finds himself facing a serious accusation of terrorism.

However, Rusesabagina denies all accusation in the media. The prosecution office says that they have obtained all bank statements indicating how Rusesabagina wired money from different areas to FDLR commanders.

Prosecutor General Ngoga has filed a formal request to the U.S. government to help in the investigation of money transfer by Paul Rusesabagina to rebels, as it is alleged the documents show the money was wired from San Antonio, Texas, to FDLR commanders. That money was sent through banks in DR Congo, Tanzania and Burundi.

“We would have preferred if the U.S. is involved to give the case the credibility it needs,” Ngoga said. “We are talking about someone financing terror … this is not the time for the U.S. to play double standards.”  Rwanda’s ambassador to US said that his government has requested US to help in the investigation.

Rusesabagina , the former hotel manager , made famous by his film that claims he saved Tutsi people who came to him for a safe haven, was quoted by CNN as saying that he is accused falsely.

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