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WHAT GAME DO RWANDAN PRISON AUTHORITIES PLAY WITH REGARDS TO THE CONDITIONS OF DETENTION Mrs. VICTOIRE INGABIRE?

PRESS RELEASE

 

Last Friday, 24/07/2015, for the second consecutive time, the management of the central prison of Kigali, where the chair of FDU Inkingi is held in detention, refused Mr. Gatera Gashabana the permission to meet his client alleging, in the same pattern of earlier reasons, that her case was closed. Reached by telephone, the RCS spokesperson confirmed the refusal to the lawyer and ordered him to write a new application for certification, in Kinyarwanda.

Yet the prison authorities had put out exonerating statements saying that the allegations in our press release of 14 July 2015 were false.

(Français) RWANDA: A QUOI JOUENT LES AUTORITES PENITENTIAIRES RWANDAISES AU SUJET DES CONDITIONS DE DETENTION DE MADAME VICTOIRE INGABIRE ?

RWANDA – “TAKE HEART: THE REGIME CANNOT BREAK MY SPIRIT” VICTOIRE INGABIRE TELLS HER SUPPORTERS

On Friday 17th July 2015, political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, President of FDU-Inkingi, once again confounded government officials as and uplifted the spirits of her supporters.

RWANDA PARLIAMENT’S DECISION TO REMOVE CONSTITUTIONAL TERM LIMITS IS A PATHWAY TO ENTRENCH DICTATORSHIP AND INSTABILITY

STATEMENT BY FDU-INKINGI, AMAHORO, RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS PLATFORM

The decision by Rwanda’s Parliament on 14/7/2015 to change the constitution so as to enable incumbent President Kagame to run for a third term is a betrayal of the true wish of the Rwandan people and a dangerous move.

There is a general consensus in Africa and elsewhere that the future stability and sustainable economic development of the continent depends on building strong institutions and not strong men. The Rwandan regime is driving Rwandans in a reverse gear to build the cult of one strong man, President Kagame. The irresponsible and dangerous action of the Rwanda Parliament was preceded by the ruling party’s similar action, and an alleged 3. 7 million Rwandans signing petitions demanding that President Kagame rules the country indefinitely.

Rwanda : Sharp deterioration of prison conditions of Ms. Victoire Ingabire – Open letter

Open letter

General Commissioner for Rwanda Correctional Service

Kigali

Dear Commissioner,

 

Subject:

Sharp deterioration of prison conditions of Ms. Victoire Ingabire

 

Since Friday, July 10, 2015, the management of the central prison in Kigali decided to severely tighten the prison regime of Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Chair of FDU Inkingi, without any explanation. Today 14th July 2015 the prison management proceeded on closing every place that can allow light into her cell.

Last Friday, the prison management refused her lawyer Gatera the authorization to meet her for consultation, on the grounds that he had nothing more to do at the prison since his client has already been sentenced. However it is public knowledge that Mrs Victoire Ingabire has lodged an appeal to the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights[1], which has yet to fix a hearing date. In this regard it does not make any sense to refuse the lawyer access to his client Mrs.  Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. 

Abduction and forced disappearance of Rwandan citizens in Kenya – An Open Letter to the Kenyan Authorities

Hon Justice Prof. Githu Muigai

Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya

Office of the Attorney-General and the Department of Justice,
P.O. Box 40112 – 00100 Nairobi

 

Brussels July 06, 2015

Hon Justice Prof Githu Muigai

 

Subject: Abduction and forced disappearance of Rwandan citizens in Kenya

The United Democratic Forces Inkingi (FDU-Inkingi) Rwandan opposition political party, has leant with shock the abduction and disappearance, on 23 June 2015, of Mr. NTIRUGIRIBAMBE Jean Chrysostome, Rwandan national, former investigator at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha Tanzania and at the International Criminal Court in The Hague in the Netherlands. He was defence investigator in the military trial of former Rwandan Army officers.