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When Presidents Of Major U.S. Colleges Cavort With Rwanda’s Dictator Gen. Kagame

OPEN LETTER

Frederick M. Lawrence, Office of the President
Brandeis University
Irving Enclave 113, MS 100
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Drew Faust, Office of the President
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138

L. Rafael Reif, Office of the President
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-208
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

John L. Hennessy, Office of the President
Building 10
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-2061

Anthony P. Monaco, Office of the President
Tufts University
Ballou Hall, 2nd Floor
1 The Green
Medford, MA 02155

RE: Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s visit to Your Universities

Dear Presidents,

The international community, you, me, governments, institutions and civil society every where should stop from being blind about the ongoing human drama of the Great Lakes of Africa.

The international community, you, me, governments, institutions and civil society every where should stop from being blind about the ongoing human tragedy of the Great Lakes of Africa.

As a Coalition of Africa-focused human rights and peace organizations representing a broad range of individuals, including Rwandans, Ugandans, and Congolese people, we write to express our dismay at your decision to welcome the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame to your universities.

We regret to inform you that your invitation of Paul Kagame to your institution co-signs his repressive practices inside Rwanda and his aggressive interventions in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Continue reading

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