Monthly Archives: September 2017

RWANDA: NEPHEW OF MISS GASENGAYIRE ARRESTED AS THE WITCH HUNT FOR FDU-INKINGI LEADERSHIP RUNS AMOK

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We have learnt from reliable sources that a nephew of Miss Leonille Gasengayire, Mr Theoneste Dusengimana of Kivumu sector, Rutsiro district was arrested yesterday and taken to Kivumu police station. He is waiting to be transferred to Kayove Police station. We are afraid that the witch hunt may extend to all relatives and friends of the FDU-Inkingi leaders who have been arrested and call for all peace-loving people and organisation to condemn this dangerous trend.

Rwanda : CALL TO SAVE THE LIFE OF MR THEOPHILE NTIRUTWA

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The FDU-INKINGI opposition party urges the Rwandan Government to say whereabouts of Théophile Ntirutwa. The government security services have not been able to inform his family, his lawyer or his party where he is since his arrest a week ago. He is the only once among the other leaders of the FDU-Inkingi who has not been shown to a lawyer.

Theophile Ntirutwa had been abducted by the DMI in September 2016 and kept for three being tortured before being abandoned on the road.

We are afraid that he is being tortured again and may end up with the fate of other FDU-Inkingi activists, including JD Habarugira, or anther activist, murdered on May 8, 2017 and Ms. Iragena Illuminee, abducted on March 26, 2016 and is feared dead.

It is therefore clear that the dictatorial regime of General Paul Kagame seeks to annihilate our political party by physically eliminating some of its members.

CALL FOR AN END TO TERROR UNLEASHED ON MEMBERS OF FDU-INKINGI BY RWANDA’S SECURITY SERVICES

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The FDU-inkingi would like to make an appeal to all peace-loving people, institutions and governments to rein on the government of President Kagame to release its members detained on trumped up charges. We call for the respect of the minimum standards for the treatment of detainees particularly regarding access to their families and to food. So far families have not been able to see their loved ones and to bring them food. They are handcuffed 24 hours.

On the 6th September 2017, the Rwandan police unleashed terror on members of FDU-Inkingi, arresting its members including a lady who is volunteer and helping with party accounts, a driver, a gate keeper and a domestic employee, allegedly for sensitizing the youth to join an armed group based in an unnamed neighbouring country, a charge brought against any political dissident who is arrested.

Rwanda: THE ARREST OF FORMER PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL Ms DIANE RWIGARA , FDU-INKINGI AND PDP-IMANZI MEMBERS, KICKS OFF THE POLITICAL PROGRAME OF PRESIDENT KAGAME 3RD TERM.

During the swearing in ceremony of the new cabinet on Thursday August 31, 2017 President Kagame gave, in a veiled language, instructions to the Minister of Justice to prosecute former presidential hopeful Diane Rwigara when he stated that all those who embezzle public money should be prosecuted and that “those who were presidential candidates and lost do not enjoy immunity from prosecution”, intimating to him: “you know what I mean”.

Indeed, two days ago, the police had raid on the Rwigara’s family home and arrested all the present members. The day after the Kagame speech, four journalists who were investigating the whereabouts of Rwigara family have been threatened to be arrested by the Presidential body guard who were patrolling the area. Tuesday on the 4th September 2017, can be construed to be a quick response to the President’s instructions. She was arrested with her mother and sister, thus sending a chilling message to government critics about government policy towards the opposition in the next seven years: “you either keep quiet or you will be in trouble. It is not only you but your family that you are putting at high risk”.

RWANDA: THE FDU-INKINGI OFFICES IN KIGALI ARE UNDER SIEGE

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We have just learnt from reliable sources, that the police raided the FDU-Inkingi headquarters in Kigali and handcuffed all those who were present including:

1. Boniface Twagirimana: First Vice-President;

2. Fabien Twagirayezu responsible for mobilization;

3. Gasengayire Léonille: Assistant Treasurer;

4. Alphonse: Employee;

5. Julien: security guard.

They are currently under intense interrogation.

At the same time, systematic searches have been carried out at the house of Mr. Nsabiyaremye Gratien Assistant Commissioner of FDU-Inkingi. He has been arrested at the school where he is teaching at Rutsiro and is being brought to the capital Kigali.