Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rwanda : 7 fellow FDU- Inkingi members preventively detained since 15th September 2012 still in Custody

 

Seven fellow FDU- Inkingi members preventively detained since 15th September 2012 still in Custody: The intermediate court of Karongi has heard the bail appeal.

Today, 28th November 2012 during the appeal hearing, the prosecution has injected an additional conclusion to the court, charging the accused of acts of felony, according to the 570 article of the national penal code.[1]”.

The fellow members detained are Mutuyimana Anselme, Uwiringiyimana Venuste,Ufitamahoro Norbert,Twizeyimana Valens, Byukusenge Emmanuel, Nahimana Marcel and Ms Gasengayire Leonille. This appeal hearing was supposed to seize on 21st November, but it has not seized due to a conscious miscommunication between the Karongi court and the Prison of Muhanga. This kind of court ruling delay has been used for long by Rwandan jurisdiction system to weaken the opposition moral in general and to break any opposition support attempt.

DRC: THERE WILL BE NO LASTING PEACE WITHOUT SANCTIONS AGAINST RWANDAN LEADERS ARMING AND OVERSEEING THE REBELS.

PRESS RELEASE.

Date : 19 November 2012.

Considering the 12 October 2012 final report by the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the Chairman of Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the DRC ; Considering the current disaster in and around GOMA, capital city of North Kivu , and the ultimatum given by the M23 rebellion to the Government of the DRC to negotiate or loose this key regional city;

The coordinating Committees of the Rwandan political organisations FDU-INKINGI and RNC demand direct sanctions against the Rwandan Defense Minister General James Kabarebe, General Charles Kayonga and other Rwandan officials mentioned in the UN Group of Experts Report. Those officials are under direct command of President Paul Kagame who must face international justice in respect to crimes against humanity committed in the DRC by his warlords. We believe that durable peace and security in the region will not be possible without robust sanctions targeting the highest level of the real masterminds of this unfolding tragedy.

 

DRC: THERE WILL BE NO LASTING PEACE WITHOUT SANCTIONS AGAINST RWANDAN LEADERS ARMING AND OVERSEEING THE REBELS

Date:19 November 2012.

Considering the 12 October 2012 final report by the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the Chairman of Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the DRC; Considering the current disaster in and around GOMA, capital city of Noth Kivu , and the ultimatum given by the M23 rebellion to the Government of the DRC to negotiate or loose this key regional city;

Rwanda – Congratulations on Obama reelection

Lausanne, November 07, 2012.

H.E.  Barack H. Obama

President of the United States of America

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20500

Re: Letter of congratulations from the coordinating committee of FDU-Inkingi (Rwanda) to His Excellency Mr. Barack Obama, on his reelection as President of the United States of America.

Your Excellency,

The American people have just chosen you again to preside over their destiny for the next four years.

It gives us immense pleasure to extend, on behalf of the coordinating committee of the Rwandan opposition FDU-INKINGI, our warmest congratulations and sincere greetings to Your Excellency. We are confident that your re-election will allow you to move forward with new and ambitious goals for the United States, as well as internationally. Your stunning victory rewards a tireless commitment to serving the American people and the world.

Rwanda : A brutal and uncompromising verdict against Ingabire

October 30, 2012.

A brutal and uncompromising verdict: Today, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Chairperson of Unified Democratic Forces-FDU-Inkingi, was sentenced to 8 years in prison by the High Court of Kigali.

 

The Rwandan justice system is broken.

All of you who might still doubt the unfairness and the lack of independence of the Rwandan justice system with regard to the regime of Paul Kagame, open your eyes. Throughout the trial, we tirelessly showed you how the High Court, by violating basic judicial procedures and evidence of innocence presented by the defense, persisted in its wanderings and declared itself competent to judge the facts all of which were unsubstantiated and were contested by the defense, the facts that apparently occurred before the law repressing them was enacted or the facts that have been committed outside the jurisdiction of the High Court. Even the illegal acquisition of the evidential documents from the Netherlands, which were supposed to show the collaboration of Madame Victoire Ingabire with the armed rebellion of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), turned out to be a windbag. The Prosecution failed to provide, beyond any reasonable doubt, the evidence of guilt for Madame Victoire Ingabire. By refusing to consider the testimonies and breaches to the judicial procedure that were presented by the defense team, and moreover, by violating the basic legal principles of non-retroactivity of criminal laws and jurisdictions, the High Court failed to interpret the law and therefore denied to Madame Victoire Ingabire the right to a fair trial.