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American lawyer, Peter Erlinder has been arrested by Rwandan President and United States ally, Paul Kagame for his writings and speeches about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It is critical that you let the supporters of Paul Kagame in the United States government know that you do not want your tax dollars going to a repressive regime that jails lawyers and politicians because of speech. Find out more about Peter's case here:http://freepeternow.org/

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I am deeply troubled with the arrest of American law professor Peter Erlinder in Rwanda while working as an attorney for his client.

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-05) introduced a legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.Res.1426, requesting that the Rwandan government release Peter Erlinder from prison so he may return immediately to the United States. Congresswoman McCollum believes his release is important to ongoing positive U.S.-Rwandan relations.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr111-1426