Monthly Archives: October 2016

PRESIDENT PAUL KAGAME OF RWANDA HAS A LOT TO LEARN FROM MOZAMBIQUE – RWANDAN OPPOSITION PLATFORM

PRESS RELEASE N° 021/2016

The hero of Mozambique liberation and independence Samora MACHEL pointed out that “a soldier without politics is an assassin, i.e. using force for its own sake or for personal interest and not to serve the interest of the people.  President Kagame should avoid being judged by history as an assassin.

It is very sad and tragic for Rwanda which General Kagame took power by force, and is now using force to oppress his own people and maintain himself in power indefinitely.  During the last 22 years that the ruling party in Rwanda the RPF has been in power, it has demonstrated that it cannot manage people’s demands without resorting to violence and coercion. Rwanda has the highest number of refugees of all time in the history of the country cutting across, ethnicity and profession and the only regime that has hunted its critics to assassinate them. His people have been cowed down to accept, despite gross violations of human rights, to change the constitution that allows him to be in power for 40 years (1994- 2034). We recall that even though he was Vice President (1994 -2000) he was the man with real power.

 

PRESS RELEASE N° 021/2016

 THE PRESIDENT KAGAME OF RWANDA HAS A LOT TO LEARN FROM MOZAMBIQUE 

 

The hero of Mozambique liberation and independence Samora MACHEL pointed out that “a soldier without politics is an assassin, i.e. using force for its own sake or for personal interest and not to serve the interest of the people.  President Kagame should avoid being judged by history as an assassin.

It is very sad and tragic for Rwanda which General Kagame took power by force, and is now using force to oppress his own people and maintain himself in power indefinitely.  During the last 22 years that the ruling party in Rwanda the RPF has been in power, it has demonstrated that it cannot manage people’s demands without resorting to violence and coercion. Rwanda has the highest number of refugees of all time in the history of the country cutting across, ethnicity and profession and the only regime that has hunted its critics to assassinate them. His people have been cowed down to accept, despite gross violations of human rights, to change the constitution that allows him to be in power for 40 years (1994- 2034). We recall that even though he was Vice President (1994 -2000) he was the man with real power.

  • Extra judicial killings

The president has set the tone in inviting his security agents to eliminate anyone who threatens state security which, under articles 463 and 451 of the penal code, includes anyone saying anything or tells others anything that is likely to incite the people against the government. This is come to mean anything that criticises government policy or practice and hence likely makes people hate the government.

THE REACTION OF THE RWANDAN PARLIAMENT TO EU PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION: A WAKEUP CALL TO STOP RWANDA’S DESCENT TO HELL AGAIN

PRESS RELEASE N° 020/2016

 

 

Following the rejection , in its entirety, of the European Parliament “resolution on Rwanda: the case of Victoire Ingabire (2016/2910(RSP)” by the Rwandan Parliament, the political platform composed of political organisations Amahoro – PC, FDU – Inkingi, PDP – Imanzi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐ RNC, would like to draw the attention of the international community on how totalitarian the Rwandan regime has become and on the plight of citizens when a Parliament loses its role as a countervailing force to the excesses of the Executive and becomes its propaganda tool.

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RWANDA: SIX YEARS OF ARBITRARY DETENTION OF VICTOIRE INGABIRE UMUHOZA – INKINGI CALLS FOR HER IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE

 

October 14, 2016, marks the 6th anniversary of the politically motivated arrest and detention of Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza in the notorious 1930 prison in Kigali. Her arrival in Rwanda in January 2010 to take part in the presidential elections of August 2010 sent shockwaves in the political circles of the Ruling Party of RPF. The warm welcome and her first words about equitable justice, genuine national reconciliation and her courageous stand against oppressive practices threatened the status quo.

RWANDA: FDU-INKINGI APPEAL FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ITS SUPPORTER, ANSELME MUTUYIMANA SERIOUSLY ILL IN NYANZA PRISON

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Mr Anselme Mutuyimana, a supporter of FDU-Inkingi, has been denied the right to be transferred to University Hospital of Butare for specialist treatment recommended by medical staff of Nyanza prison. We fear the worst could happen to him if he does not get the recommended medical attention in time.

For the last two years Nyanza prison authorities have ignored the recommendation of prison medical staff to get him transferred Butare University Hospital to get proper treatment.  He was given five appointments over the last two years but each time he would be removed from the list of people to be transferred by prison authorities and at times he was thrown out of the car at the time of departure.  He was again refused to attend his medical appointment on the October 4, 2016.

RWANDA: FDU-INKINGI CONSIDERS THE ATTITUDE OF IBUKA EUROPE TO THE DUTCH PARLIAMENT TO BE OUT OF PLACE

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FDU-Inkingi have learnt through a newspaper close to the RPF government that the organization IBUKA-Europe held a two day meeting, 24-25 / 09/2016, chaired by the Ambassador of Rwanda to the Netherlands to express its outrage to the Dutch Parliament following its request to the Minister of Justice to suspend the extradition of two alleged Rwandan “genocidaires” to Rwanda , where they cannot get fair trial. In its statement IBUKA Europe is giving instructions to the Minister of Justice to ignore the parliament’s decision and to proceed with the extradition.

FDU-Inkingi find it outrageous that IBUKA taunts the Dutch Parliament the same way it does towards the Rwandan Parliament. IBUKA should know that there is real separation of powers in the Netherlands and that the Netherlands are a sovereign state and sovereign authority on its territory and in its relations with the outside world.

Rwanda Day San Francisco: Bay View journalists get the boot

Rwanda Day San Francisco: Bay View journalists get the boot

by Ann Garrison

October 6, 2016

Source: San Francisco Bay View

Rwanda Day-San Francisco was a bad day for identity politics. Rwandan President Paul Kagame stepped to the podium and said that he was happy to be in San Francisco because it’s so diverse, seeming not to understand that his guest speaker, Rev. Rick Warren, champion of the 2008 Prop 8 ballot measure banning same sex marriage, wouldn’t appeal to San Francisco’s diverse population. The city and surrounding Bay Area communities include the nation’s highest concentration of men and women who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Journalist Ann Garrison registered and was initially allowed to attend Rwanda Day-San Francisco.

Then Rev. Rick Warren got up and told the audience that he might look like an American, but he’s really a Rwandan, and that he may have white skin, but he’s black on the inside.

Neither the Black president nor the black-on-the-inside reverend took note of how rapidly gentrification is disappearing San Francisco’s Black neighborhoods.

Though President Kagame forever plays the race card, claiming that his critics are racists who have contempt for Africans, his dependence on the political, diplomatic and military support of the U.S. and NATO make it arguable that he’s Black on the outside and white on the inside. His Rwanda Days in the West are unique; No other nation holds anything like these annual promotions rotating from one Western metropolis to another.

RWANDA : FDU-INKINGI CALLS ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT THE RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE EU PARLIAMENT

PRESS RELEASE

 

The  European Parliament resolution on Rwanda, the case of Victoire Ingabire (2016/2910(RSP),  passed today October 6, 2016,  strongly condemns “the politically motivated trials, the prosecution of political opponents and the prejudging of the outcome of the trial”. The case of Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, President of FDU-Inkingi, has been the most outstanding show case for the lack of independence of the judiciary in Rwanda.

RWANDA: FDU-INKINGI CONSIDERS OUTRAGEOUS THE ATTITUDE OF IBUKA-EUROPE CHAPTER TOWARDS THE DUTCH PARLIAMENT