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Free Nkunda

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Laurent Nkunda, rebel leader of the Congresse Nationale pour le Defense de la Peuple (National Congress for the People's Defense) was recently captured by the Rwandan Army. He defended the Tutsi community in North Kivu, Congo for several years, and when he seized control of North Kivu, there was reported growth in all sectors in the region. He successfully fought against genocide, communism, and authoritarianism in the DRC since the Second Congo War. This petition is a call for all capitalist, peace-loving, pro-freedom, ethnically sensitive individuals to show solidarity with this man who defended ethnic minorities, capitalist libertarians, endangered gorillas, and free-speaking intellectuals. Not only should he be respected as a scholar and military/administrative genius, but should also be revered as a humanitarian, just man who has given the first positive results seen in DRC for many long, war-torn decades. Yet, he has been called a human rights abuser by MONUC. I would, as an unbiased third party, like to dismiss these allegations. Two rapes occured in the CNDP-administered zone of Kivu in 3 years, both perpetrators having been executed. Looting has been punished with jailing, and misconduct against civilians punished with demotions and lashing. Meanwhile, the government has raped over 30,000 women and children over the past year, murdered 7,000 civilians over the past 6 months, and looted countless resources from the local populace. The UN Peacekeepers have raped and looted in dozens of cases as well. Furthermore, Nkunda managed to successfully exploit Kivu's natural resources where the government failed, and is, ultimately, what Congo needs to move forward to a brighter future. So, I implore all of you humanitarian democrats out there to sign this petition to beg the Rwandan government to free Africa's last hero.

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