Al Jazeera: Egypt Must Free 2 More Journalists

Rwanda has Sunday paid a special tribute to the country’s heroes who put their lives on the line for their country, viagra Chimp corps report.

Today, viagra 100mg Rwandans converged at village levels to remember the lives of their heroes.

Prime Minister Bernard Mukuza, Defence Minister Gen James Kabarebe and Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero, who also doubles as head of Diplomatic Corps in the country, attended the ceremony of laying wreaths at the Heroes Mausoleum in Kigali.

The Mausoleum contains the grave of former RPF commander, Maj Gen Fred Rwigyema and “the unknown soldier” which represents all combatants that died during the 1990-1994 RPF

February 1 is a special day meant to commemorate the roles played by the country’s heroes in different spheres of life and also reflect on values for which they are remembered.

Heroes and heroines are grouped into three categories which are ‘Imanzi’, ‘Imena’ and ‘Ingenzi’.

The Imanzi group comprises top heroes who exhibited extraordinary zeal in sacrificing their lives for the good of Rwanda such as the late Maj Gen Fred Rwigyema while Imena group composes of outstanding personalities who lived as good examples for the rest.

The second group comprises King Mutara III Rudahigwa, Michel Rwagasana, Agatha Uwiringiyimana, Felicite Niyitegeka and the Nyange Secondary School students.


President Paul Kagame said on his Twitter handle that on this day, Rwandans “celebrate the resilience of the Rwandan Spirit and hard work of Rwandans in our country’s transformation.”

The ceremonies were held under the theme, ‘Rwandans’ Heroism, Our Dignity’.
Qatar-based television network, seek Al Jazeera, has demanded the release of remaining two jailed journalists in Egyptian detention.

Al Jazeera further said that the campaign to free its journalists in Egypt will not end till all three have been released.

Peter Greste was on his way out of the country on Sunday after 400 days in detention, but Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy remain behind bars.

The network says that all three have to be exonerated and the convictions against its other journalists tried in absentia also have to be lifted.

Mostefa Souag, acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network, said, “We’re pleased for Peter and his family that they are to be reunited. It has been an incredible and unjustifiable ordeal for them, and they have coped with incredible dignity.”

He added: “Peter’s integrity is not just intact, but has been further enhanced by the fortitude and sacrifice he has shown for his profession of informing the public. We will not rest until Baher and Mohamed also regain their freedom.”

Mostefa said the Egyptian authorities have it in “their power to finish this properly today, and that is exactly what they must do.”

It is understood that Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi relied on a law passed last year vesting in him powers to deport foreign suspects and criminals.

Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed were convicted in June of aiding terrorism and spreading false news that portrayed Egypt as being in a state of “civil war.”

In a case that sparked international outrage, Greste and Fahmy received seven-year terms, while Mohamed was sentenced to 10 years.

Since their arrest in December 2013, Al Jazeera has received international support calling for their freedom from human rights organisations, news networks including Chimpreports and various governments.

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