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RWANDA : THE FDU-INKINGI SALUTE THE ARREST OF GENERAL KARAKE KARENZI IN LONDON, AS A PRELUDE TO END IMPUNITY

PRESS RELEASE

 

General KARAKE KARENZI, head of the Rwandan central intelligence service, was arrested in London June 20, 2015 under an international warrant issued by Spain since 2008 for, among other things, being responsible for the killing of eight Spaniards in Rwanda (Byumba in 1994, Ruhengeri in 1997, in Gitarama in 2000) and DRC (Bukavu in 1996). He is also being prosecuted for serious crimes committed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), crimes that the UN Mapping Report describes as war crimes, crimes against humanity and acts of genocide against the Hutu people (&500-524) . The United Democratic Forces (FDU-Inkingi) support a fair, impartial and independent justice.

RWANDA : CHANGING ARTICLE 101 OF THE RWANDAN CONSTITUTION IS A RECIPE TO ENTRENCH ONE PARTY RULE AND A PATHWAY TO INSTABILITY

The decision of RPF party to endorse the change of article 101 in order to enable incumbent president Kagame to run for a third term is a betrayal of the true wish of the population and a dangerous move.

RWANDA : THE FDU-INKINGI CONDEMN RURA‘S DECISION TO SUSPEND INDEFINITELY BBC KINYARWANDA PROGRAMMES

PRESS RELEASE

According to information relayed to the press on May 29, 2015, the authority of RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) has decided to permanently suspend BBC Kinyarwanda programmes in Rwanda  over a documentary (Untold Story) aired by the BBC  in October last year. The RURA authority concluded that “the broadcasting of BBC documentary (Untold Story) is an abuse of freedom of press and expression, violates BBC’s own editorial lines… violates journalistic standards and violates the laws of Rwanda particularly that relating to genocide denial and revisionism as well as that bearing on incitement to hatred and division among Rwandans “. RURA stated that “the identified offences will be forwarded to the Attorney General for review and action.”

The FDU-Inkingi condemn this blatant violation of the right to free press. This suspension stems from pressures by the RPF which has never digested that the hidden face of the Rwandan tragedy and criminal responsibilities of certain members of the RPF in the Rwandan genocide, war crimes and other crimes against humanity be stripped naked. This deplorable decision shows once again the true nature of the dictatorial regime of President Kagame that regularly violates the freedom of the press in Rwanda.  Indeed free press has been muzzled, independent journalists are often jailed or assassinated.

RWANDA : DELEGATES MEETING OF THE PLATFOM AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – IHURIRO RNC

PRESS RELEASE

RWANDA JOINT-MEETING-PLATFORM AMAHORO PEOPLE CONGRESS – FDU INKINGI – IHURIRO RNC 18-04-2015-EN

Representatives of political organisations AMAHORO PEOPLE CONGRESS, FORCES DÉMOCRATIQUES UNIFIES INKINGI (FDU-INKINGI) and RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC) held their regular delegates’ meeting on April 18, 2015.

 The following items were on the agenda:

  1. Progress report on the work of the platform
  2. Recent developments at the political and security level in Rwanda and in the Great Lakes of Africa
  3. Issues of Rwandan refugees in various parts of the world
  4. The issue relating to FDLR (Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda)
  5. The next steps/ Action Plan

RWANDA : FDU-INKINGI PARTY CHALLENGES ALL KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN THE RWANDAN TRAGEDY FOR TRUTH TRANSPARENCY

FDU-Inkingi welcome the very courageous decision of the President of France to authorize the declassification of the archives of the President’s Office covering the period 1990 to 1995. This decision addresses the concerns of the FDU-Inkingi Party to shed light on the Rwandan tragedy, not only to help cut short the cynical manipulation of a national tragedy for political purposes, but mainly to ensure full accountability based on objective data and thus lay the foundation for equitable justice, a must prerequisite for national reconciliation in Rwanda.

This action will also answer another FDU-Inking concern which is to put an end to impunity which underlies the cycle of political violence in the Great Lakes region. Our Party calls on other major players such as Belgium, the United States, the United Kingdom and first and foremost the RPF regime, to declassify their archives for the period 1990 to 1995.

It is our very considered view that the declassification of all records covering this period will help identify some of the mysteries surrounding the Rwandan tragedy, including the deep seated motivations underpinning the refusal and resistance against the opening of a neutral international investigation to identify those responsible for the terrorist act to shoot down the plane carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana. It is a well-established fact that the terrorist act was the trigger for the massacres in Rwanda and the genocide of the Tutsi. However, the recommendations to carry out the investigation were made by the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations and the report commissioned by the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now African Union.

It is shocking that this terrorist act that claimed the lives of two serving Heads of state of Rwanda and Burundi and triggered a spiral of violence throughout the Great Lakes region, taking the lives of more than 6 million people, was left to the initiative of some families affected by this tragedy. Yet the United Nations has demanded investigations into the assassinations of a former Lebanese Prime Minister Mr. Rafic Hariri and Ms. Benazir Bhutto candidate for 2008 presidential elections in Pakistan.

We appeal to friends of the Rwandan people and of the peoples of the Great Lakes, particularly the Congolese people, and to every person imbued with the values of peace and justice to support the position of our FDU-Inkingi political party in its struggle to get the whole truth on the Rwandan tragedy of and to put an end to impunity and political cynicism. Only truth and impartial justice will contribute to genuine peace and reconciliation in Rwanda.

Done in London April 13, 2015.

Justin Bahunga
Commissioner for External Relations and Spokesperson

RWANDA : THE FDU-Inkingi DENOUNCE THE MURDER OF TEACHER NIWUNGIZE CHADRACK BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES OF RUTSIRO

According to reliable information from Rutsiro District in the Western Province of Rwanda, former Kibuye Prefecture, we have learned with deep sorrow the murder of teacher Niwungize Chadrack. He lived in the town of Nyabirasi, Ngoma cell, Kazo village. He taught in the schooling center of Kazo.

Mr. Niwungize Chadrack was arrested at his home without a warrant, April 2, 2015 by the Nyabirasi town Executive Mr. Christophe Mudahemuka, accompanied by a militiaman of DASSO (District Administration Security Support Organ), a RPF militia which has replaced the infamous “Local defense”.

April 05, 2015, the Executive summoned Niwungize’s family to go retrieve the body of the victim. While his family was organizing to go get his dead body the Rutsiro District authorities came directly to hand over the deceased. Nobody deigned giving an explanation for the death circumstances of the victim, who was yet in good health when he was kidnapped. According to reliable sources, he was the victim of RPF diehards’ accusations and slanders denouncing him as collaborating with the regime’s opponents often considered as enemies of the country.

Other credible sources indicate that RPF authorities, with the help of their militias operating in the Rutsiro District have been deployed to hunt down other individuals suspected to be opponents of the regime so as to serve them the same lesson as Mr. Niwungize Chadrack. The most wanted include Mr. P. Celestin Hakizimana, Head of the Kazo Schooling center and Nzabandora Sylvère, the school studies prefect in the same centre.

FDU-Inkingi denounce in the strongest terms this climate of terror which coincides with the intimidation campaign to force people to call for a change in the Constitution to allow President Kagame to run for a third term in 2017. The FDU-Inkingi calls on the RPF authorities to put an end to this climate of terror exercised on the population.

FDU- Inkingi calls on the government to clarify without any further delay the circumstances of Mr. Niwungize Chadrack’s death and to take appropriate sanctions against the perpetrators of this hideous crime. FDU- Inkingi will not relent at denouncing flagrant violations of human rights in Rwanda and the draconian laws the RPF regime has put in place.

Done in London April 7, 2015.

Justin Bahunga
Commissioner for External Relations and Spokesman FDU-Inkingi.