Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rwanda: FDU-Inkingi Secretary general, Sylvain Sibomana, assaulted before detention

Kigali, 26 August 2012

Mr. Sylvain Sibomana, FDU-Inkingi interim Secretary-General, was under police detainment at Remera station (Kigali city) today until 14:30. Visiting opposition colleagues noticed traces of blood spurting out of his mouth after being beaten by police officers. The opposition leader was assaulted when he rushed to inquire the situation of Mr. Shyirambere Dominique, a leader of Parti Social Imberakuri in Gasabo District (Kigali city), who spent the night under siege after he refused to open to armed strangers in the night.

OPPOSITION PARTIES INSIDE RWANDA ARE SUPPORTING THE COMPLAINT IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT.

Kigali, 17 August  2012

In Kigali over 80 members of the political parties FDU-INKINGI and PS Imberakuri, in support of the action taken to the International Criminal Court (the Hague, Netherlands) by opposition members  and civil society activists in exile, marched from the Kigali Maximum Prison to the nearby Richard Kant’s Museum. The police arrested 13 but later released them  after threats to be tried for illegal protest and subversive activities.

(Français) Rwanda : Mémorandum des FDU-Inkingi/RNC à l’occasion du dépot de plainte auprès de la CPI contre Kagame

MEMORANDUM DES PARTIS POLITIQUES FDU-INKINGI ET RNC A L’OCCASION DU DEPOT DE PLAINTE AU-PRES DE LA COUR PENALE INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LE PRESIDENT RWANDAIS LE Gal PAUL KAGAME POUR LES CRIMES COMMIS AU RWANDA ET EN REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO :                                                                                               Mémorandum FDU-Inkingi & RNC | Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) 17-08-2012

MEMORANDUM DES PARTIS POLITIQUES FDU-INKINGI ET RNC A L’OCCASION DU DEPOT DE PLAINTE AU-PRES DE LA COUR PENALE INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LE PRESIDENT RWANDAIS LE Gal PAUL KAGAME POUR LES CRIMES COMMIS AU RWANDA ET EN REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

                                                                                                     

MEMORANDUM DES PARTIS POLITIQUES FDU-INKINGI ET RNC A L’OCCASION DU DEPOT DE PLAINTE AU-PRES DE LA COUR PENALE INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LE PRESIDENT RWANDAIS LE Gal PAUL KAGAME POUR LES CRIMES COMMIS AU RWANDA ET EN REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

                                                                                                     

RWANDA – DR CONGO : INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT RECEIVES COMPLAINT AGAINST PRESIDENT KAGAME

The Hague, 17th August 2012

PRESS RELEASE

Today Friday 17 August 2012, at 11:30, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague has received the complaint formally presented by opposition parties FDU-Inkingi, Rwandan National Congress (RNC), Congolese organisations and members of civil society Women’s International Network for Peace and Development (RIFDP – Canada, Belgium, Netherlands).

Counsel Barrister Christopher C. Black and Nkiko Nsengimana on behalf of the platform FDU-Inkingi/RNC and other complainants submitted the dossier. The ICC acknowledged with a letter of receipt herewith attached.

We wish to invite Rwandans, Congolese, Africans and the rest of the international community to support this demand for justice.

 

COORDINATING COMMITTEE FDU-INKINGI

Coordinator

Dr. Nkiko Nsengimana

Lausanne, Switzerland

nkiko.nsengimana@bluewin.ch

 

 

RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)

Interim Committee,

Co-ordinator.

Dr. Theogene Rudasingwa,

Washington DC, USA

ngombwa@gmail.com

 

 

 

Related files:    ICC receipt of the complaint v. Kagame

CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME IN THE ICC

ICC RECEIVES COMPLAINT AGAINST PRESIDENT KAGAME

RWANDA: TOMORROW WE WILL PRESS CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME IN THE ICC

PRESS RELEASE.

Date : The Hague, 16 August , 2012.

Tomorrow, 17/8/2012, together with, and on behalf of, the Rwandan opposition platform FDU-INKINGI/RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC), Jambo asbl, RIFDP (Canada, Belgium, Netherlands) and DRC organisations, Barrister Christopher C. Black, Counsel to the Complainants, will be at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands, at 11:30 am , to officially submit charges against President Paul Kagame and his accomplices over war crimes, crimes against humanity and acts of genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

RWANDA – DR CONGO: RWANDANS AND CONGOLESE TO BRING PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC)

PRESS  RELEASE.

Date : 06 August , 2012.

On 17 August 2012, Rwandans will be joined by Congolese  to formally  file  a complaint with the International Criminal Court, and demand  that the prosecutor  lay charges against President Paul Kagame and his accomplices  based on REPORTS OF THE GROUP OF EXPERTS SUBMITTED THROUGH THE SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 1533 (2004) CONCERNING THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO [1], Report of the  DRC Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003 [2], and the  Addendum to the interim report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of  Congo (S/2012/348) concerning violations of the arms embargo and sanctions regime by the Government of Rwanda.

After 50 years of independence, where Rwanda is heading now?

By Alice Muhirwa

July 1st  62 – July 1st 2012 : 50 years of independence time to celebrate, reflect on country’s tormented history but mostly focus on the future of Rwanda’s independence.

Throughout human history, the desire for freedom has driven many people; it has sparked political revolutions and inspired people to sacrifice their possessions, homes and even lives.  The liberty to freely pursue one’s dreams represents a fundamental tenet enshrined in each and every one.

Independence Day is often celebrated with parades, fireworks, cookouts and other festivities.

However, it is also important to remember the meaning of this holiday. The independence is very much associated and related to freedom.

“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”