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article imageRwandan journalist Deo Mushayidi imprisoned without bail

By Ann Garrison     Apr 16, 2010 in Politics
On April 12, 2010, a Rwandan court refused to grant bail for Deo Mushayadi, co-author, of Secrets du Génocide Rwandais-Enquête Sur Les Mystères d'un Président" (The Secrets of the Rwandan Genocide-Investigation of the Mysteries of a President).
Mushayidi was arrested and charged with terrorism in Tanzania in early March, then handed to Burundi for extradition based on international agreements.
Mushayidi will now remain in jail until May 12 at least, as requested by prosecution, and as investigations continue. The court told him, as he stood dressed in Rwanda's pink prison garb, that it believed he would tamper with evidence and interfere with witnesses if released on bail.
Mushayidi, who heads the the unregistered PDP-Imanzi Party, is charged with six counts including terrorism, "negating" the received history of the genocide of Rwandan Tutsis in 1994, and using forged documents.
Mushyayidi's lawyers responded to the court that Mushyayidi’s past record was not sufficient grounds for denial of bail.
Surrounded by tight security, Mushayidi climbed back into a prison van, to be returned to Rwanda's“1930” maximum security prison.
In response to Mushayidi's arrest, Charles Onana, his co-author of Les Secrets du Génocide Rwandais-Enquête Sur Les Mystères d'un Président wrote in CirqueMinime/Paris, and, the OpEdNews, "My Tutsi friend is in the hands of Africa’s Murder Inc."
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