After being illegally imprisoned, Paul Rusesabagina’s health has reached a crisis point. He is suffering from partial facial paralysis which is impairing his speech. This is following his complaints of ongoing weakness and severe pain in his arm and jaw. Since he was detained, Paul has been denied his medication. He needs treatment now and a medical evacuation may be necessary to save his life.
Last month, U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Young Kim (R-CA) introduced in Congress House Resolution 892 urging Rwandan President Paul Kagame to release Rusesabagina immediately. It is vital that we all tell our U.S. representative to co-sponsor this powerful, new Congressional resolution.
Summary of House Resolution 892:
- Calls on the Government of Rwanda to immediately release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds and permit him to return safely to the United States;
- Calls on the Government of Rwanda to ensure Paul Rusesabagina receives access to appropriate, qualified medical professionals and all medical care necessary to guarantee his physical integrity and psychological well-being;
- Urges the United States Government in all interactions with the Government of Rwanda to raise the case of Paul Rusesabagina and to press for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds; and
- Expresses support to the family of Paul Rusesabagina and their commitment to bringing Paul Rusesabagina home.
Please follow up your message with phone calls and emails to the staff of your U.S. representative.
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