Yearly Archives: 2018

Rwanda :Imyaka 28 irashize FPR-Inkotanyi igabye igitero ku Rwanda

Banyarwanda, Banyarwandakazi, nshuti z’u Rwanda,

Hari ku itariki ya mbere u kwakira muri 1990, impunzi z’Abanyarwanda bibumbiye mu mutwe wa FPRInkotanyi zagabye igitero ku Rwanda.

Abagabye igitero bavugaga ko baharanira ugutaha kw’impunzi zarimo izimaze imyaka 30 zarahunze u Rwanda ubwo habaga impinduka yasezereye ingoma ya cyami ikimika Repubulika, ariko muri iyo mpinduka hakaza kubaho guhohotera abanyarwanda bamwe bashyirwaga mu gice cy’abashigikiye ubutegetsi bwa cyami.

Uretse guharanira itahuka ry’impunzi kandi, FPR Inkotanyi yavugaga ko ije kurwanya ubutegetsi bw’igitugu maze ikimika ubutegetsi bugendera ku mahame ya demokarasi n’ukwishyira ukizana kwa muntu.

(Français) (English) Rwanda is failing to respect and implement the judgment of the African Court in the case of political prisoner Victoire Ingabire – The Letter of Ms Caroline Buisman(Ingabire’s lawyer) to the Minister of Justice, Mr Johnston Busingye

Mr Johnston Busingye

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Rwanda

Ministry of Justice of Rwanda

PO. Box: 160 Kigali

Rwanda

moj@minijust.gov.rw; mjust@minijust.gov.rw

Amsterdam, 28 May 2018

 Letter in PDF

Your Excellency Mr. Busingye, Honorable Minister of Justice of Rwanda,

I am writing to you about the case of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. I am one of the lawyers who represented her before the African Court of Human and People’s Rights.

As you know, the African Court has ruled that some of my client’s rights under the African Charter have been violated in the criminal proceedings initiated against her in Rwanda, which led to her wrongful conviction and sentence of fifteen years imprisonment in respect of terrorism against the state, genocide minimization, and inciting insurrection by spreading rumours.[1]

The Court found that Mrs. Ingabire’s convictions in Rwanda for minimizing the genocide and inciting insurrection violated her freedom of opinion/expression. The Court also found that various aspects of her right to a defence had been violated. The Court further ordered the Government of Rwanda to take all necessary measures to restore the harm done to Mrs. Ingabire within six months following the judgment.

Mr Johnston Busingye

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Rwanda

Ministry of Justice of Rwanda

PO. Box: 160 Kigali

Rwanda

moj@minijust.gov.rw; mjust@minijust.gov.rw

Amsterdam, 28 May 2018

 Letter in PDF

Your Excellency Mr. Busingye, Honorable Minister of Justice of Rwanda,

I am writing to you about the case of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. I am one of the lawyers who represented her before the African Court of Human and People’s Rights.

As you know, the African Court has ruled that some of my client’s rights under the African Charter have been violated in the criminal proceedings initiated against her in Rwanda, which led to her wrongful conviction and sentence of fifteen years imprisonment in respect of terrorism against the state, genocide minimization, and inciting insurrection by spreading rumours.[1]

The Court found that Mrs. Ingabire’s convictions in Rwanda for minimizing the genocide and inciting insurrection violated her freedom of opinion/expression. The Court also found that various aspects of her right to a defence had been violated. The Court further ordered the Government of Rwanda to take all necessary measures to restore the harm done to Mrs. Ingabire within six months following the judgment.