Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stephen Rapp Knew Of Witness Tampering In Kobagaya Case?

A rwandan citizen has fled Rwanda because he has brought to light the witness tampering by Rwanda's current regime in the Lazare Kobagaya case in Wichita Kansas.

In Kansas and everywhere American citizens are asking questions on why the US government and it's officials are spending soo much money and resources in the Kobagaya case.

If proven that Stephen Rapp knew ahead of time that false testimonies by Rwandans were going to be used against Kobagaya, he should be persecuted.

Stephen Rapp has allready commented on the ongoing Kobagaya case. This runs against a justice department-wide policy of not commenting on ongoing cases.

As State Department War Crimes chief and former prosecutor at the Rwanda tribunal ICTR, Stephen Rapp is fully aware of the history of witness tampering in Rwanda. So why his eagerness in the Kobagaya case?

In his role as prosecutor at the ICTR Stephen Rapp decided not to persecute those responsable for the assassination of the former Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, allthough all the evidence points to the current president Paul Kagame. Both widows of these Presidents filed a lawsuite against Paul Kagame in Oklahoma last year. In other words Stephen Rapp is no stranger in Jerusalem.

In that context it is highly possible that Stephen Rapp knew of witness tampering in the Kobagaya case.

If Stephen Rapp knew or reasonably could have known of the witness tampering in this case, he could face up to 20 years of prison:

"In the United States, the crime of witness tampering in federal cases is defined by statute at 18 U.S.C. § 1512, "Tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant". The punishment for such an offense is up to 20 years if physical force was used or attempted, and up to 10 years if physical force was only threatened. The tampering need not have actually been successful in order for it to be criminal."

What legal actions can be taken against Stephen Rapp? And when?

Stephen Rapp's jobs description can be deducted from his own statement in this short video. If he thinks that his position as State Department War Crimes chief makes him immune to the long arm of jthe law he is fooling himself. As Martin Luther King said:
"the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice"

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