• Expected to be transferred to France today
• Protests likely to overshadow global business
The world is expected to be rocked in several protests against the arrest and detention of the Director of State Protocol, Rose Kabuye, as she is being moved from Germany to Paris.
German prosecutors Monday, without specifying the exact time, confirmed that Kabuye’s transfer is scheduled for today.
Many Germany and France embassies across the world are likely to face hardships in explaining to protestors why their governments are operating out of law.
Rwandans across the world have organised mega protests against Rose Kabuye’s arrest and detention and abuse of the principle of Universal Jurisdiction by the two countries.
Kabuye, 47, was arrested on November 9, on allegations of having had a hand in the shooting down of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana’s Falcon 50 plane.
Her arrest was as result of widely viewed as trumped up charges by French Judge, Jean Louis Bruguière.
Kabuye’s lawyer Lef Forster, told Reuters in Paris that his client was willing to go before a French judge, and that she believes there are no charges.
Kabuye is currently detained in the women’s prison of Frankfurt, and once in Paris, she will be presented to the successors of Judge Bruguière.
Kabuye’s arrest is also seen by many as a distraction to undermine the work of the Mucyo Commission, an independent commission that was set up to investigate France’s role in the 1994 Tutsi Genocide.
The report unearthed that the French trained the Interahamwe Hutu militia.