Miss Gasengayire Léonille, Assistant Treasurer – of FDU-Inkingi was arrested at 6:30 in the morning of August 23, 2016 from the family home in Kivumu, Rutsiro and detained at the local police station without an arrest warrant. An arrest warrant was finally handed over eight (8) hours later under article 463 of the penal code relating to inciting the people against the government. As of mid-morning of today 24th August 2016, she had not been informed of the substantive issues that constitute the charge. In addition, despite several attempts, the Police has refused to her lawyer to meet her until 15h30 when the first questioning took place. Meanwhile Ms Leonille became sick and was taken to Health Centre for treatment.
We would like to recall that the infamous article 463 is vaguely framed to allow the arrest and detention of the critics of the government. It has been used against several members of the FDU-Inkingi Political party and other critics of government including among others: