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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:14/03/2021

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  • IPGL
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Terror suspect Paul Rusesabagina has pulled out of the case in which he is accused and 20 others of terror-related crimes, telling Judges that he will not be returning to court because his rights were not granted.

He faces up to 9 charges linked to the terror activities of Rwanda Movement for Democratic Change (MRCD and its armed wing National Liberation Front (FLN), which he was the leader, had requested for six months and facilities to prepare his case but the request was rejected by court.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru (Club de la Presse) talk show of this Sunday 14-03-2021 broadcasted in synergy by ten radios across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on “The Analysis of Rusesabagina’s self-Extraction From Terror trial”

Invitees: 

Studio:

  1. Robert Mugabe:  Analyst
  2. Joseph Hakuzwumuremyi: Journalist

Phone call:

Me Munyentwari Maurice

Me Uwimana Ismail

The invitees said that asking for more time to prepare for trial is a defendant right but withdrawing from the trial is of no use to the defendant because it does not preclude the fact that the prosecution has evidence in the court on which it is based so that the trial may continue in his absence.

They added that that the plaintiff loses because all the charges against him cannot be defended which would add to the seriousness of the charges against him however this could also be of interest to a party like Rusesabagina on the other hand because he is well aware that all the allegations against him are true and he refuses willingly to provide information in his defense

The analyst lawyers concluded that court decision to reject the request of Paul Rusesabagina asking enough time to prepare his defense was not the best because it would not matter if he was given the opportunity to process his case and appear in court rather than in absent.

 

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