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Rwanda: FDU-Inkingi is very concerned by the new restrictions of the rights of the political prisoner Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

Press Release

The Rwandan government is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to squeeze Mrs Ingabire Umuhoza in her cell, prohibiting normal visits to her, denying her access to socio-cultural activities as well as obstructing working visits of her defence team. Today January 29, 2016, prison authorities turned away a group of 5 people, the only number of people who were allowed this day to visit her. We are concerned that this could be the final act to a solitary confinement.

RWANDA: FDU-INKINGI IS STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF ARCHIVES OF THE ICTR BY THE RPF, ONE OF THE PARTIES TO THE CRIMES COMMITTED IN 1994.

The Government of Rwanda Patriotic Front persists and intensifies the pressure to be entrusted with the archives of the ICTR. This request is far from being trivial. It is worth recalling the great importance of the Archives of the ICTR, particularly with regard to bringing about justice in general, and in particular the key aim of the creation ICTR.

The judicial process of the ICTR was established by the resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations nº 955 of 8 November 1994. In view of the objective of the resolution, the mission assigned to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is twofold:

  • Punish international crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994;
  •  Help the people of Rwanda to reconcile.

Rwanda : As Rwanda’s totalitarian regime is revealed, sponsors reconsider support

Article from The Globe and Mail

GEOFFREY YORK JOHANNESBURG |

Village informers. Re-education camps. Networks of spies on the streets. Routine surveillance of the entire population. The crushing of the independent media and all political opposition. A ruler who changes the constitution to extend his power after ruling for two decades.
It sounds like North Korea, or the totalitarian days of China under Mao. But this is the African nation of Rwanda – a long-time favourite of Western governments and a major beneficiary of millions of dollars in Canadian government support.

Rwanda : Best wishes from Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza for 2016

Dear members of FDU-Inkingi,

Dear friends of Rwanda, 

As we are ending the year 2015, and entering the New Year 2016, it is a good opportunity to exchange good Season’s wishes. I would also like to take this opportunity to convey to you my best wishes for happiness, good health and prosperity in the year 2016.

I would also like to seize this occasion to thank you members of our party for having bravely borne all the sacrifices and threats to your lives and social status because of your stand vis a vis a system that does not tolerate dissent, cracks down on civil society, imprisons peaceful reformers like ourselves and enacts legislation that violates basic human freedoms like the freedom of speech, association and assembly. This is opposed to our vision of a reconciled nation and democratic governance where national stability and prosperity are based on open debate that allows the country to benefit from the full energy and talent of all its citizens, and from the innovation that the unrestricted flow of ideas create. Particular thanks to our members in the country who bear the full brunt of the persecution.

A REFERENDUM TO ENTRENCH THE REPRESSIVE REGIME OF GENERAL PAUL KAGAME IS DISASTER FOR RWANDA

PRESS RELEASE N. 006

 

The Rwandan Opposition political platform, composed of Amahoro PC, FDU-Inkingi; PDP- Imanzi; PS Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress- RNC, has learnt with dismay and condemns in the strongest terms possible the presidential order issued by General Paul Kagame, setting the dates for a referendum for the population to endorse his dream to become life President. The order sets the 17th December for Rwandans abroad to vote, and December 18 for those in the country.  The date was set following a decision of the sole party RPF and its President General Paul Kagame. The Electoral Commission was side-lined in the decision making process contrary to normal procedure and according to reliable information the funding will come from money extorted from the already overtaxed Rwandan citizens.

RWANDA: RPF REGIME RESUMES ITS CLASSIC PRE- ELECTIONS STRATEGY OF CRACKING DOWN ON POLITICAL OPPOSITION AND CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS

PRESSE RELEASE

 

The political platform, composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU-Inkingi; PDP- Imanzi; PS Imberakuri and Ihuriro Nyarwanda- Rwanda National Congress- RNC would like to express its deep concern over a new wave of crackdown on opposition leaders as the RPF regime is bulldozing every Rwandan to endorse the wishes of President Kagame to become life President in a referendum now scheduled for the 18th of December 2015.  Indeed, President Kagame is quoted saying during the extended RPF executive party meeting. He personally chaired on the 6th of December 2015, that his decision to accept to run again for the presidency will depend on the level of the score during the referendum.

We would like to inform the international community and the public at large that the attempted kidnapping of the 1st Vice President of FDU-Inkingi Boniface Twagirimana is part of a strategy to decapitate the opposition and intimidate anyone opposed to the final plan of confiscation of power by General Paul Kagame. The ruling party is desperate to get a very high score in the referendum by hook or crook.