Erlinder Incarceration: Today's Protest At Rwanda's DC Embassy

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Erlinder has been arrested in the course of his representation of Rwanda’s opposition leader and presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire. A Rwandan court has now ruled that Peter must remain in jail without bail.

[National: Op-Ed]

As many of you know, the American lawyer, Peter Erlinder has been unjustly imprisoned in Rwanda. 

Professor Erlinder, a faculty member at William Mitchell College of Law in the United States and president of  the Association des Avocats de la Defense (ADAD), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Defense Lawyers Association, was arrested by the government of Rwanda under the leadership of president Paul Kagame.

Erlinder has been arrested in the course of his representation of Rwanda’s opposition leader and presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire. A Rwandan court has now ruled that Peter must remain in jail without bail.    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VC6nykcF0M

http://www.newtimes.co.rw/index.php?issue=14285&s at IPS for article=30023

We are gathering for an impromptu rally today, Tuesday June 8 and also an advocacy meeting on Wednesday June 9 to raise further alarm about Erlinder's unjust detension and heighten demands for his immediate release.
 
Please join us IMPROMPTU RALLY:  5-6:30pm Tuesday, June 8,  Embassy of Rwanda, 1714 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Please bring signs and placards.
 
ADVOCACY/OUTREACH Strategy MEETING: 3:30pm Wednesday June 9. In Person:  Institute for Policy Studies 1112 16th St., NW  Washington, DC  20036; Suite 600 Nearest Metro:  Farragut North.

Teleconference link: (218)-486-1600; Access code: 959042

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