Monthly Archives: December 2015

Rwanda : Best wishes from Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza for 2016

Dear members of FDU-Inkingi,

Dear friends of Rwanda, 

As we are ending the year 2015, and entering the New Year 2016, it is a good opportunity to exchange good Season’s wishes. I would also like to take this opportunity to convey to you my best wishes for happiness, good health and prosperity in the year 2016.

I would also like to seize this occasion to thank you members of our party for having bravely borne all the sacrifices and threats to your lives and social status because of your stand vis a vis a system that does not tolerate dissent, cracks down on civil society, imprisons peaceful reformers like ourselves and enacts legislation that violates basic human freedoms like the freedom of speech, association and assembly. This is opposed to our vision of a reconciled nation and democratic governance where national stability and prosperity are based on open debate that allows the country to benefit from the full energy and talent of all its citizens, and from the innovation that the unrestricted flow of ideas create. Particular thanks to our members in the country who bear the full brunt of the persecution.

A REFERENDUM TO ENTRENCH THE REPRESSIVE REGIME OF GENERAL PAUL KAGAME IS DISASTER FOR RWANDA

PRESS RELEASE N. 006

 

The Rwandan Opposition political platform, composed of Amahoro PC, FDU-Inkingi; PDP- Imanzi; PS Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress- RNC, has learnt with dismay and condemns in the strongest terms possible the presidential order issued by General Paul Kagame, setting the dates for a referendum for the population to endorse his dream to become life President. The order sets the 17th December for Rwandans abroad to vote, and December 18 for those in the country.  The date was set following a decision of the sole party RPF and its President General Paul Kagame. The Electoral Commission was side-lined in the decision making process contrary to normal procedure and according to reliable information the funding will come from money extorted from the already overtaxed Rwandan citizens.

RWANDA: RPF REGIME RESUMES ITS CLASSIC PRE- ELECTIONS STRATEGY OF CRACKING DOWN ON POLITICAL OPPOSITION AND CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS

PRESSE RELEASE

 

The political platform, composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU-Inkingi; PDP- Imanzi; PS Imberakuri and Ihuriro Nyarwanda- Rwanda National Congress- RNC would like to express its deep concern over a new wave of crackdown on opposition leaders as the RPF regime is bulldozing every Rwandan to endorse the wishes of President Kagame to become life President in a referendum now scheduled for the 18th of December 2015.  Indeed, President Kagame is quoted saying during the extended RPF executive party meeting. He personally chaired on the 6th of December 2015, that his decision to accept to run again for the presidency will depend on the level of the score during the referendum.

We would like to inform the international community and the public at large that the attempted kidnapping of the 1st Vice President of FDU-Inkingi Boniface Twagirimana is part of a strategy to decapitate the opposition and intimidate anyone opposed to the final plan of confiscation of power by General Paul Kagame. The ruling party is desperate to get a very high score in the referendum by hook or crook.

RWANDA: THE ARREST OF THE 1ST DEPUTY OF FDU-INKINGI IS AN ADDITIONL ATTEMPT TO CRACKDOWN ANY DISSENTING VOICE TO CLEAR THE WAY TO CROWN PRESIDENT KAGAME AS LIFE PRESIDENT

PRESSE RELEASE

 

This Friday morning December 4, 2015, the Rwandan police arrested Mr. Boniface Twagirimana, First Vice President of FDU Inkingi, without meeting the legal requirement of showing an arrest warrant.

While we are waiting for a full brief on the reasons of his arrest, available information indicates that he is accused of having expressed his opinion on the Radio Voice of America (VOA). This arrest is part of the repressive machinery to crackdown any dissenting voice and to intimidate the opposition and the Rwandan population into submission to the process of constitutional coup that needs to be endorsed by the population through a referendum.

 

RWANDA : THE 1ST DEPUTY OF THE JAILED POLITICAL PRISONER, MRS VICTOIRE INGABIRE, ARRESTED IN KIGALI AS THE REGIME CLEARS THE WAY TO CROWN PRESIDENT KAGAME AS LIFE PRESIDENT

PRESSE RELEASE

 

This Friday morning December 4, 2015, the Rwandan police arrested Mr. Boniface Twagirimana, First Vice President of FDU Inkingi, without meeting the legal requirement of showing an arrest warrant.

While we are waiting for a full brief on the reasons of his arrest, available information indicates that he is accused of having expressed to Radio Voice of America (VOA), his disapproval of the way that the country is governed by the RPF and denounced the ongoing manipulation of the Constitution by the Rwanda regime to allow President Paul Kagame to seek a third term in office contrary to article 101 of the current Constitution.