Monthly Archives: December 2012

RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS AND FDU-INKINGI ENCOURAGED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STAND ON RWANDA AND DRC

December 19, 2012.

His Excellency Barack Obama

President of the United States

The White House

Washington DC

USA

 

Your Excellency,

 

On behalf of Rwanda National Congress and FDU-Inkingi, it is our honor to re-iterate that we are greatly encouraged by the stand you have taken on the crisis in the Great Lakes region.

Rwanda: Political prisoner Ingabire files an appeal to the Supreme Court.

Kigali 17 December 2012

 

 FDU-Inkingi Chair, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza sentenced on 30 October 2012 to 8-year prison term by the Kigali High Court on politically motivated charges, has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Rwanda. The notice of appeal  was given to the court clerk today and no docket fee was demanded. The appellant will be  represented by Batonnier Gatera Gashabana and Barrister Iain Edwards.

Her decision to appeal does not condone the flawed politicized judiciary under the hood of the dictatorship and absence of rule of law but only paves the way to future referral to international, regional or continental jurisdictions and/or international Human Rights courts basing their grounds, merits and eligibility criteria on the rule of exhaustion of domestic remedies.