Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rwanda: Political prisoner Mrs. Ingabire Umuhoza denied her inalienable rights of worship and access to a lawyer

 

Press Release

 

Since the Rwandan regime launched the process of changing the constitution to pave the way to make General Paul Kagame life President, repressive measures against political prisoner, Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza have escalated. The latest measure has been to deny her the right to attend religious Sunday service on the 14th of February 2016. This comes after prison officials have blocked all contacts between Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her lawyer. The complaints of the lawyers have remained unanswered. 

RWANDA-INGABIRE UMUHOZA VICTOIRE’S CASE BEFORE THE AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS: A HEADACHE FOR THE RWANDAN GOVERNMENT

Mrs. Ingabire Umuhoza Victoire, Chair of UDF-INKINGI opposition political party in Rwanda, detained in Kigali central prison, is to appear before The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, on March 4th, 2016. In the meantime, the government of Rwanda, which is a party to trial, is subjecting her to various forms of inhumane and degrading treatment as if to break her morale and make it hard to prepare her case properly.

Since Friday, February 5, 2016, the prison management has once again refused to allow her lawyer GATERA Gashabana to meet her in order to prepare her case.