The United Kingdom Accepts Rusesabagina’s Torturer as the Rwandan Ambassador to the UK

Media sources recently announced that Johnston Busingye, the Rwandan Justice Minister who admitted on television with Marc Lamont Hill that Rwanda kidnapped Hotel Rwanda humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina and who participated in the torture of Paul Rusesabagina, has been accepted as the Rwandan diplomatic envoy to the United Kingdom.  Links to news stories at bottom of release.

According to the East African newspaper, “The former Minister of Justice and Attorney General was appointed to represent Rwanda in the UK on August 31, but the post remained vacant. Activists in the UK and the US were calling on London to reject his credentials and instead place him on the Magnitsky Sanctions list, which targets individuals responsible for human rights violations or corruption.

In an exclusive interview with The East African, the British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair, said the appointment has been approved and that Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the UK is expected to arrive in London soon as both countries prepare for CHOGM.”

“It is shocking that a man who has been involved in kidnapping and torture of a Belgian citizen and a United States Presidential Medal of Freedom winner is being welcomed in to the diplomatic circles in the UK. How can The UK talks about respecting human rights but actions speak louder than words,” said Professor Endless, Director of African Studies at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

AlJazeera Media Network 2-26-21: Rwanda’s Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye, tells UpFront Rwanda paid for plane that transported Paul Rusesabagina to Kigali (https://network.aljazeera.net/pressroom/rwanda%E2%80%99s-…)

ABC News 5-25-21: Jailed hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ claims he was tortured at ‘slaughterhouse’ after arriving in Kigali (https://abcnews.go.com/International/jailed-hero-hotel-rw…)

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