Monthly Archives: November 2017

Rwanda: The UDF -Inkingi welcome s the Judgement of the African Court of Human and Peoples ‘ Rights in the case of Political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

PRESSE RELEASE

We have learnt with satisfaction the judgement of the African Court of Human and Peoples ‘ Rights, based in Arusha -Tanzania) in the case of the political prisoner, Mrs Victoire Ingabire against the Rwandan government, confirming that she did not get a fair trial in Rwanda, highlighting several violations of her Rights including freedom of expression and absence of internationally recognised standards relating to her legal defence.

CONDEMNATION OF THE VICIOUS ATTACK ON THE CEO OF HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH BY RWANDAN PARLIAMENT

The Rwandan political opposition party, FDU-Inkingi, condemns in the strongest terms possible the vicious personal attack on the Chief Executive officer of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Kenneth Roth, by the Rwandan parliament, something that depicts the depravity of the political system in Rwanda. It is sad and pathetic for a parliament and a national human rights commission to help cover up human abuses by the Executive and for “Honourable” members of parliament to use abusive language against whistle blowers on human rights abuses. They should rather thank HRW for filling the gap left by their omission.