Monthly Archives: September 2012

RWANDA : FDU INKINGI AND RNC TAKE MORE EVIDENCE TO THE ICC AGAINST PRESIDENT KAGAME

PRESS RELEASE.

 

Date : 19 September 2012.

The FDU-Inkingi and Rwanda National Congress (RNC), by their counsel Barrister Christopher C. Black, yesterday forwarded to the Prosecutor of the ICC the report of Human Rights Watch of 12 September, 2012 regarding the crimes of the M23 group in the DRC and the criminal involvement of the Rwandan government in order to further assist the Prosecutor of the ICC in determining whether to launch an official investigation into the matter. «Rwandan officials may be complicit in war crimes through their continued military assistance to M23 forces, Human Rights Watch said. The Rwandan army has deployed its troops to eastern Congo to directly support the M23 rebels in military operations. »

 

Rwanda: The police intimidated lawyer of 8 arrested opposition members

Kigali, 20 September 2012

From 15 September 2012, the police in Rutsiro District arrested and kept incommunicado 8 members of FDU-Inkingi in the area.The arrested people are: Mutuyimana Anselme, Uwiringiyimana venuste, Ufitamahoro Norbert, Dukundane Moise, Twizerimana Valens, Nahimana Marcel, Byukusenge Emmanuel and Gasengayire Leonille. They are accused of threats to national security; endangering public order and illegal political activities.

Rwanda: Manhunt underway for members of FDU–Inkingi in rural areas.

Kigali, 15 September 2012

On 15 September 2012, about 19:30, Mr. Anselme Mutuyimana of Rutsiro District (Nyabirasi sector, Kivugiza cell, Mukungu location) was arrested by police officers on allegations of membership in an illegal political organisation FDU-Inkingi.

Another member of our party, Ms. Leonille Gasengayire of Rutsiro District, Kivumu sector, was also taken by a police vehicle to the station for night interrogation on his political membership.

Rwanda: Sylvain Sibomana, FDU – Inkingi Secretary General and Martin Ntavuka free after a night in police cell.

Kigali, 09 September 2012

Mr. Sylvain Sibomana, FDU – Inkingi Secretary General and Mr. Martin Ntavuka, Kigali-city leader have just been allowed to go back home today at 13:00. An arrest warrant was issued during their detention for subversive rumors undermining power structures.

Rwanda: Sylvain Sibomana, FDU – Inkingi Secretary General and Martin Ntavuka, Kigali-city leader arrested today.

Kigali, 08 September 2012

Mr. Sylvain Sibomana, FDU – Inkingi Secretary General and Mr. Martin Ntavuka, Kigali-city leader were retrieved at Muhanga District police station late afternoon this Saturday 08 September after they went missing for a few hours. The party Vice president rushed to the detention facility to confirm their arrest and their conditions but was denied any chance to speak to them. The police refused to give them the water he brought and declined to reveal the reason that led to their arrest and their detention at 50 kms from their homes, as well as the motives for the deprivation of liberty. The last time they communicated with colleagues it was before 10:00.

Rwanda: Ingabire political verdict postponed to 19 October 2012.

Kigali, 07 September 2012

The High Court in Kigali has just adjourned to Friday 19 October 2012, 11:00, the political verdict of the opposition leader, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, incarcerated since 14 October 2010 on politically motivated charges. The Court is waiting for the Supreme court ruling on a constitutional review motion.

The prosecution has asked for a life sentence in this case. Most of the presidents of opposition parties in Rwanda are in maximum security prisons.

3 days ago, we informed about the disappearance of the first vice president of PS Imberakuri, Mr. Alexis Bakunzibake. There are news that the kidnappers have dumped him alive in a bush in Kabare district (Uganda). We are still investigating this information.

RWANDA: OPPOSITION FIGURE ALEXIS BAKUNZIBAKE KIDNAPPED IN KIGALI

Kigali, 05 September 2012

According to eye witnesses, Mr. Alexis Bakunzibake, first Vice president of the Parti Social Imberakuri (PSI), was kidnapped today at 12:50 by armed individuals who took off in a tinted jeep that was later escorted by a patrolling police vehicle in Biryogo location (Nyarugenge sector,Kigali city). His whereabouts are unknown. Our colleagues alerted the National Police headquarters, but the spokesperson Theos Badege declined to comment.

Rwanda: The imprisoned opposition leader Victoire Ingabire again in the Supreme court.

Kigali, 03 September 2012

 

Today, despite an impressive deployment of heavily armed anti-protest units, in and outside the Supreme Court, near 200 people observed as the incarcerated opposition leader Madame Victoire Ingabire made a new appearance in front of the Supreme Court to hear the status of the filed constitutional review on contentious genocide ideology laws. She has already spent near 2 years in maximum security prison on politically motivated charges concocted by the Paul Kagame’s regime  to stifle any dissenting voices. The supreme court verdict is due on 05 October 2012. Ingabire is expecting  this Friday 07 September another High court verdict on charges relating to acts of terrorism, genocide ideology and divisionism.