Monthly Archives: July 2018

RWANDA : THE SHOW TRIAL OF POLITICAL PRISONERS OF FDU-INKINGI PARTY POSTPONED ONCE MORE

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We would like to inform the public that the show trial of the political prisoners of FDU-Inkingi Party was again moved to September 14, 2018. This followed disagreement between the prosecution and the Defence. While the prosecution challenged the competence of the court to try them because it wanted to change the charge into an international of collaborating with two alleged terrorist organisations RNC and FDLR, the defence pointed out that such a charge was never brought up in their indictment that was read out in court on September 14, 2017. The Prosecution aims at the taking their case to the International crimes court based in Nyanza. These are clearly deliberate delaying tactics to block any prospect of getting a bail for FDU-Inkingi members who are kept in detention since September 6, 2018 without any evidence to prove the charges made against them.  The last hearing was postponed because one of the alleged suspects who is not in detention, Ernest Nkiko was not present. He had not present because he had not summoned by the court.

The ruling on this issue is expected to be made by KIGALI HIGH COURT on September 14, 2018.

SOS RWANDA : APPEAL TO PRESIDENT KAGAME TO STOP CRIMINAL PLOTS AGAINST POLITICAL PRISONER VICTOIRE INGABIRE UMUHOZA.

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Since her transfer from the Kigali Central prison to Mageragere prison, Mrs Victoire Ingabire has been put in the same cell with a lady detainee who happen to be a former army officer and most likely working with the DMI.

RWANDA: FDU-INKINGI CONDEMS ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES AND MANAHUNT FOR SUSPECTED NON-CONFORMISTS

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The FDU-Inkingi condemns in the strongest terms possible the enforced disappearance of Mr Rukerinka Silas from Ngoma, and the manhunt for Mr Marcel Nahimana a suspected non-conformist to the beliefs of the ruling party RPF. Rukerinka Silas disappeared on Thursday July 12, 2018 and Mr Marcel Nahimana is being hunted down by intelligence services.

Mr Rukerinka was called on Thursday the 12th July 2018 by Mr Rwakibibi Ezechiel, inviting to come to see him to discuss about a job he had found for him in the city of Gisenyi. He had promised to inform his wife on arrival in Gisenyi. He could not get him on the phone and three days later, the 15th July 2018, the wife called Mr Rwakibibi Ezechiel to enquire about her husband only to be told that he never saw him.  We have learnt from reliable sources close to state intelligence network in Ngoma district, Eastern province, that Mr Rukerinka was suspected of being a supporter of FDU-Inkingi, something that his wife denies strongly. In Rwanda mere suspicion is treated as bad as having committed a crime. The family is completely devastated.

RWANDA: REPRESSION REACHES A CRESCENDO, HIGH TIME AID DONORS REINED ON PRESIDENT KAGAME TO END IT

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The FDU-Inkingi have learnt with shock and deep concern of the arrest and detention of the wife of political prisoner Evode Mbarushimana, Mrs Francine Mukandutiye and their nine-month-old baby, his sister as well his mother in law, Mrs Liberta Uwihoreye. The baby, wife and mother in law were picked in the early afternoon of Wednesday 20th June 2018 as they left Mageragere prison, after a visit to Mbarushimana. The prison is around the Rwandan capital Kigali. The sister of Mbarushimana was also picked from her brother’s home in Gitarama today the June 22, 2018.

Rwanda: show trial of FDU-Inkingi political prisoners postponed to Monday 30, July 2018.

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Political prisoners of FDU-Inkingi Party were arrayed before the court today July 9, 2018 only to be told by judges that the hearing could not take place because one of the accused, Ernest Nkiko, who had been released on bond awaiting trial, had not been summoned to appear in court.  The trial is now hanging on the good will of the prosecution while the accused rot in the harsh conditions of the Rwandan prison.