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British police warn Rwandan dissidents of assassination plot

Al Jazeera reports that two Rwandan political activists living in London have been warned by police that their lives may be in danger:  UK police delivered the warning letters to Mugenzi and Musonera on Thursday. The letters noted that "reliable intelligence states that the Rwandan government poses an imminent threat to your life" and said ...

Al Jazeera reports that two Rwandan political activists living in London have been warned by police that their lives may be in danger:

 UK police delivered the warning letters to Mugenzi and Musonera on Thursday.

The letters noted that "reliable intelligence states that the Rwandan government poses an imminent threat to your life" and said that, while the police could not be certain of the threat, they saw no reason to doubt the source of the information.

Rwanda’s foreign minister denied the allegation, saying, The Rwandan government does not do business that way." He continued: "This man [Mugenzi] is not known in Rwanda. To think that president Kagame would feel threatened by an individual like that I think is really far-fetched."

This is extremely disturbing if true. Last week, Kagame got into a Twitter flame war with a British journalist who had called him "despotic and deluded" — not exactly the sign of a leader with a healthy sense of proportion. 

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