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RWANDA: RELATIVES OF CRITICS LIVING ABROAD TAKEN HOSTAGE.

The witch hunt for relatives of critics living abroad have started in earnest on the 13th December 2020, with visit by covert operatives, masquerading as reporters of Urugano TV, to relatives of one government critic PC Rwalinda, to intimidate them and to force him to stop his legitimate campaign against the reign of totalitarianism in Rwanda. It worth noting that during the last one month this channel has carried a smear campaign against other critics of government policies including Justin Bahunga, Marcel Sebatware, Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and Faustin Twagiramungu. Other pro-government social media attacked Iddi Nshimiyimana, another critic based in Belgium, saying that he should not criticize since his family still lives in Rwanda. One Kayitare Jean stated in a tweet that Urugano TV, one of TV channels sponsored by the Rwandan Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) “visited the family and relatives of Rwalinda Pierre Claver, whom he described as “a person who spends all his time criticising the Rwandan leadership”. He quotes the sister of Rwalinda as having “called on his brother to come back home and serve his country”. We would like to recall that the command post of RPF armed group and its propaganda radio Muhabura were based in “Urugano” (Echuya Forest in Uganda) adjacent to the Rwandan border.  

Rwanda: RWANDAN POLICE BEAT UP WOMEN, ELDERLY AND DISABLED FOR CLAIMING RIGHTS

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RWANDAN POLICE BEAT UP WOMEN, ELDERLY AND DISABLED FOR CLAIMING RIGHTS 

On Friday 20, 2020, several newspapers including the Rwandan TV channel Umubavu and Voice of America reported brutality meted on women, elderly and disabled by Rwandan police for claiming their right to overdue compensation for their houses demolished to give land to rich developers connected to the regime. Those who were beaten and taken away in handcuffs were suspected of being ring leaders of former residents of Kangondo II, one of the suburbs of capital city Kigali, attempting to put pressure on the government to pay them overdue compensation. They included 5 men who included one disabled, two women including an elderly lady who was lying helpless on the ground and one who was taken away after severe beating. The interviewees told reporters that they feared that one lady who was beaten up and her hair pulled could die anytime 

(Français) Congratulations President Joe Biden

  PLATFORM    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)   

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November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

 

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

 

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

 

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

  PLATFORM    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)   

(PDF)

November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

 

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

 

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

 

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

  PLATFORM    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)   

(PDF)

November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

 

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

 

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

  PLATFORM    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)   

(PDF)

November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

 

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

PLATFORM    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)

(PDF)

November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

 

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

 

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC,I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

 

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

PLATFORM    AMAHORO PC – FDU INKINGI – PS IMBERAKURI – RWANDA NATIONAL CONGRESS (RNC)

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November 7,  2020

His Excellency Joe Biden

President-Elect of the United States of America

Washington, DC

 

 

Mr. President-Elect,

 

 

On behalf of the Rwandan political opposition platform composed of political organisations Amahoro PC, FDU – Inkingi, PS –Imberakuri and Rwanda National Congress‐RNC, I would like to convey to you our congratulations on your election as next President of a great nation, the United States of America.

 

Please, accept our best wishes for every success in discharging the important duties that are attached to your Office.  We are confident that the trust placed in you by the citizens of the United States of America is well deserved and will inspire you to promote the unity of your country, leading it on the path of prosperity.

 

We hope that your coming into office will generate more interest and commitment to working with dynamic and democratic forces trying against all odds to end dictatorship and impunity that are the roots causes of conflicts and wars that have caused millions of deaths in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is quite shocking that the Rwandan regime, which receives a lot of aid from the US has become the epicentre of regional destabilisation.

 

We are counting on US leadership in ending the complacent attitude of the international community on appalling violations of human rights, including extraordinary renditions of critics from abroad, by the Rwandan regime.  As political analysts have commented “the complacent attitude has incrementally, step by step, contributed to a situation that may well be irreversible and that contains seeds for massive new violence in the medium or long run”.

 

Our opposition political platform is sincerely look forward to working with your government to end impunity and install democracy which alone can unlock the economic potential of this region, bring durable peace and stability to the Great Lakes region.

Please accept, Mr. President-Elect, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

Jerome Nayigiziki

Chair

Rwanda opposition political platform

Tel: 1-956 337 7665

Email: jnayigiz@yahoo.com

BY MAKING A CENSUS OF RWANDAN REFUGEES WHO DENOUNCE THE KIGALI DICTATORSHIP IN ORDER TO DEMONISE AND NEUTRALISE THEM THE RPF-LED GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS ITS TERRORIST NATURE.

BY MAKING A CENSUS OF RWANDAN REFUGEES WHO DENOUNCE THE KIGALI DICTATORSHIP IN ORDER TO DEMONISE AND NEUTRALISE THEM THE RPF-LED GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS ITS TERRORIST NATURE.

 

The RPF regime in Rwanda is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing. It is making life hard for its people: in addition to assassinations and forced disappearances, Rwandans live daily through spoliations, beatings, humiliations, and injustices of all kinds. This situation has produced hundreds of thousands of refugees since the RPF took power in Rwanda in 1994. Rwanda is like an open-air prison. Rwandans regularly leave the country to live in exile abroad, both in Africa and on the rest of the five continents. Some have formed associations and political groups to legitimately defend their right to return home and demand the necessary political open space. The RPF regime remains closed and refuses to open the political space. Some speeches by its senior leaders are unequivocal on this subject and indicate instead that the choice is made to use all possible methods, both legal and extra-legal, to neutralise any dissenting voices. For example, death squads are regularly sent abroad by the Rwandan regime to kill or abduct refugees. Cases of assassination and kidnapping are increasing.

 

It is in this same logic that the RPF-led government has just distributed forms to the local authorities to register people who have left Rwanda as well as their families of origin. What is behind such a census?

 

 

From the outset, exiles are singled out and stigmatised by the regime, which claims that they join armed groups fighting against the government or that they will join the ranks of the political opposition abroad. While almost all exiles leave the country to save their own skin, some leave after having seen their family members or relatives and neighbours murdered, others after having suffered humiliation, spoliation, and threats. They are forced to face exile where they are not necessarily better off than at home in Rwanda. Knowing the brutal nature of the Rwandan regime, one must wonder about the purpose of making these lists. One thing is certain: it is not to repatriate them and resettle them in dignity in their country, because the unity of the Rwandan people is the least of the authorities’ concerns.

 

The FDU-INKINGI party recalls that in the recent history of Rwanda, the country has gone through periods of violence where lists of people to be eliminated have been used. As the current regime in Rwanda has always been characterised by its propensity to terrorise its own citizens at home and abroad, such a census raises fears that RPF death squads seek to identify, locate and prosecute people who have gone into exile to escape the regime’s ordeals, especially when they are rightly or wrongly labelled as political opponents.

 

The FDU-INKINGI party denounces and condemns these Nazi-style methods, which consist of hunting down, list in hand, people who have been driven into exile in search of peace, respect for human rights and better living conditions.

 

The FDU-INKINGI party calls on the government to abandon this census, which is intended to intimidate family members remaining in the country, harass them, rob them of their property, eliminate them or push them into exile as well, thus creating more refugees. It calls on the government to stop its policy of terror. Instead, it must tackle the refugee issue and create the political and socio-economic conditions that will encourage refugees to return to their homeland.

 

The FDU-INKINGI party calls on the international community to put pressure on the RPF regime to come to its senses, stop violating the rights of its citizens and implement a policy of protection for all Rwandans without distinction.

 

Done in Rouen, 12 October 2020

 

Théophile MPOZEMBIZI

Commissioner for Information and communication

infocominfo@fdu-rwanda.com; info@fdu-rwanda.com

 

Annexes

The RPF regime in Rwanda is a dictatorship that will stop at nothing. It is making life hard for its people: in addition to assassinations and forced disappearances, Rwandans live daily through spoliations, beatings, humiliations, and injustices of all kinds. This situation has produced hundreds of thousands of refugees since the RPF took power in Rwanda in 1994. (PDF)

RWANDA: THE USE OF GENOCIDE AS A WEAPON FOR POLITICAL VIOLENCE

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During genocide commemoration, the Government of Rwanda is hiding behind Tutsi extremists to spread and reinforce the climate of hatred and terror.

It has become a habit in Rwanda that the stakes are raised as the commemoration of the 1994 genocide approaches. Newspapers, as well as some state and civil society groups use alarmist language to raise intense fear that genocide survivors are under threat, that the genocide ideology is still present, and that genocidaires are almost everywhere. Yet, in normal times, the Rwandan government keeps on claiming that unity and reconciliation of the people is done. How can this contradiction be explained?

THE FDU-INKINGI PARTY HAS SADLY LEARNED THE DEATH OF THE RWANDAN SINGER KIZITO MIHIGO

It is with sadness that on Monday, February 17, 2020 the FDU-INKINGI party learned of the death of the Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo. In its Twitter statement, the police claim that it was a suicide that occurred in the Police cell of Remera where Mr. Mihigo had been held for 3 days.

The FDU-INKINGI party has very serious doubts about the police version of the incident and believes that it is rather an assassination disguised as suicide. Indeed, Mr MIHIGO was well at the time of his arrest, deeply religious and, according to family members who visited him 3 days before, there was no indication that he would be suicidal. His arrest itself, as reported in the media by the RIB services, leaves questions unanswered and the description of the incident to be a well-crafted attempt to cover up its crime.

Rwanda: POOR NEIGHBOURHOODS IN RWANDAN CAPITAL KIGALI RAISED TO THE GROUND AS PART OF A CLEANING UP EXERCISE FOR COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT.

The Rwandan capital Kigali authorities, keen to show case the Rwandan capital as the cleanest, safest in Africa: no street vendors, no beggars, no shabbily dressed people walking the streets to disturb the peace and irritate the sight of distinguished guests from the Commonwealth, are demolishing houses in poor neighbourhoods to get rid of the hideout of the excluded from the Rwandan economic miracle. The initial deadline to vacate the area was set at 15 days but later reduced to 2 or 3 days due to the short time to the summit in June 2020. The summit matters most to the ruling party and President Kagame. It is all about image; case showing the “Singapore of Africa”. The authorities allege that these areas are unsafe due to alleged potential flooding or landslides. The zeal and timing bely the official claims because some have lived in these areas for decades without a problem.  They have land titles. They were allowed to do renovation just before elections on constitutional change in 2015.

RWANDA: EXTRAORDINARY FDU-INKINGI CONGRESS HELD IN BRUSSELS DECEMBER 2019

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EXTRAORDINARY FDU-INKINGI CONGRESS HELD IN BRUSSELS DECEMBER 2019

 

The FDU-Inkingi held an extraordinary Congress in Brussels on 14 December 2019.

This Congress was opened by the Acting President Mr Justin Bahunga. In his speech, the Acting President explained the circumstances that led to the holding of this extraordinary congress, including the resignation of President Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and the creation of her new party. He thanked once again the former president for the sacrifices made in an attempt to press for the opening of the political space in Rwanda.

RWANDA: APPEAL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO END THE SLAUGHTER OF RWANDAN REFUGEES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

PRESS RELEASE

 

The FDU-Inkingi condemns in the strongest terms possible the complacent attitude of the international community in the face of the slaughter of the Rwandan refugees in South Kivu by Rwandan security Forces aided by the Congolese Armed Forces. We believe that the hunt against alleged negative forces is a pretext by the Rwandan repressive regime to serve a bigger design to force Rwandan refugees back to Rwanda  or kill those who resist and to loot DRC mineral resources. The leadership of the alleged negative forces have been abducted, killed or returned to Rwanda. The alleged negative forces have therefore become a useful enemy. For example, one of the charges against Colonel Byabagamba former commander of Kagame protection unit is that he said that FDLR does not pause real threat to the security of Rwanda.

 

Since1996 the fight against alleged negative forces is part of an overall strategy of the Rwandan regime to force Hutu refugees to come back to Rwanda, to kill or destabilise those who resist forced return. President Kagame is on record boasting publicly “we repatriated those who had to be repatriated and shot those who had to shot” yes, we shot them he emphasized. The UN mapping report made an estimate of 200,000 Hutu refugees slaughtered by the Rwandan army (http://www.mapping-report.org/en/first-congo-war-attacks-against-hutu-refugees). In his speech in Murambi on April 7, 2007 President Kagame told the public that what saddened him was about ”those millions who have crossed the border after killing”  and “we did not have time to make sure some do not make it to their destination”. For the Rwandan regime, those who did not come back are all genocidaires or children of genocidaires who have not right to live.

Rwanda : UDF (FDU) INKINGI TAKES NOTE OF THE DECISION BY HER FORMER CHAIRPERSON, TO RESIGN AND LAUNCH A NEW POLITICAL PARTY IN RWANDA

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LE PARTI FDU-INKINGI PREND ACTE DE LA DECISION DE SA PRESIDENTE DE CREER UN NOUVEAU PARTI AU RWANDA SUITE A L’IMPOSSIBILITE DE POUVOIR COORDONNER SES ACTIVITES.

Suite à la déclaration de Mme Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza ce 8 Novembre 2019, faisant référence aux conditions la mettant dans l’impossibilité de ne plus pouvoir coordonner les activités des FDU-Inkingi à l’extérieur et à l’intérieur du Rwanda conformément au règlement d’ordre intérieur du Parti, les FDU-Inkingi prennent acte de sa décision et convoqueront un congrès extraordinaire dans les délais règlementaires pour prendre des mesures appropriées à cette situation.

Les FDU – Inkingi remercient Mme Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza et sa famille pour les sacrifices endurés pour aller implanter les FDU-Inkingi et lui souhaitent plein succès avec son nouveau parti.

En attendant les décisions du Congrès, le Comité directeur charge Monsieur Justin Bahunga, deuxième vice-président, d’assurer la présidence ad intérim des FDU-Inkingi. Il sera secondé par le troisième vice-président, Monsieur Placide Kayumba.

Fait à Londres, le 9 Novembre 2019.

Pour les FDU-Inkingi,

Président ad intérim

Justin Bahunga

Contacts: infovp2@fdu-rwanda.com

PRESS RELEASE

UDF (FDU) INKINGI TAKES NOTE OF THE DECISION BY HER FORMER CHAIRPERSON, TO RESIGN AND LAUNCH A NEW POLITICAL PARTY IN RWANDA, OWING TO THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF RECONCILING HER DUTIES AND THE PREVAILING LAWS OF THE COUNTRY

Following the statement of Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza this November 8, 2019, referring to problems faced in coordinating the party activities outside the country, without enjoying her freedom of movements, and owing to the need to comply with the laws of the land, the FDU-Inkingi take note of its decision and will convene an extraordinary congress within the deadlines set out by the party rules, in order to take appropriate measures for filling the gap.

The FDU – Inkingi thanks Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her family for the sacrifices they have endured in order to launch the party inside the county and wish her every success with her new party.

In the meantime, the Steering Committee of the party has mandated Mr. Justin Bahunga, current Second Vice-President, to act as Interim Chair of the FDU-Inkingi. He will be seconded by the third vice-president, Mr. Placide Kayumba.

Done in London on November 9, 2019.

Justin Bahunga

Interim Chair of the FDU-Inkingi

Contacts: infovp2@fdu-rwanda.com


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LE PARTI FDU-INKINGI PREND ACTE DE LA DECISION DE SA PRESIDENTE DE CREER UN NOUVEAU PARTI AU RWANDA SUITE A L’IMPOSSIBILITE DE POUVOIR COORDONNER SES ACTIVITES.

Suite à la déclaration de Mme Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza ce 8 Novembre 2019, faisant référence aux conditions la mettant dans l’impossibilité de ne plus pouvoir coordonner les activités des FDU-Inkingi à l’extérieur et à l’intérieur du Rwanda conformément au règlement d’ordre intérieur du Parti, les FDU-Inkingi prennent acte de sa décision et convoqueront un congrès extraordinaire dans les délais règlementaires pour prendre des mesures appropriées à cette situation.

Les FDU – Inkingi remercient Mme Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza et sa famille pour les sacrifices endurés pour aller implanter les FDU-Inkingi et lui souhaitent plein succès avec son nouveau parti.

En attendant les décisions du Congrès, le Comité directeur charge Monsieur Justin Bahunga, deuxième vice-président, d’assurer la présidence ad intérim des FDU-Inkingi. Il sera secondé par le troisième vice-président, Monsieur Placide Kayumba.

Fait à Londres, le 9 Novembre 2019.

Pour les FDU-Inkingi,

Président ad intérim

Justin Bahunga

Contacts: infovp2@fdu-rwanda.com

RWANDA: A REGIME ON THE BRINK: HEADS OF FOREIGN MISSIONS CALLED TO HELP IN THE REPRESSION OF CRITICS ACROSS BORDERS.

During the meeting that the Rwandan Minister for foreign affairs Dr Richard Sezibera, on Tuesday April 30,2019, called on the Ambassadors and High Commissioners to help track down and handover to the repressive regime leaders of political organisations that form the Rwandan political opposition P5 allegedly for leading terrorist groups. He threatened that if their countries don’t do as requested, Rwanda will take the law in its own hands. The methods are known: assassination, i.e. Nairobi – South Africa – UK (3 assassinations attempts foiled by the Police), poisoning and kidnapping i.e. Uganda etc…, actions of a rogue state.

RWANDA : NEW YEAR MESSAGE OF Ms Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

NEW YEAR MESSAGE OF Ms Victoire Ingabire

Rwanda:President Kagame should ensure the respect of the ruling of the ACHPR on the case of Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza to leave a positive legacy as chair of the African Union.

PRESS RELEASE

President Kagame should ensure the respect of the ruling of the ACHPR on the case of  Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza to leave a positive legacy as chair of the African Union.

When President Kagame took over the chairmanship of the African Union in January 2018, he was hailed as a great achiever, reformist and great pan Africanist,  who would take Africa to another level.  However, the failure of the Rwandan government to implement the ruling of the African Court on human and peoples’ rights in the case of Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza versus the Rwandan government during the term of office as chair of the African Union could knock down most of his credentials and expose him as no different from any other ruthless dictator.

The court ruling of December 7, 2018, African Court on human and peoples’ rights has ordered the Rwandan government to pay material and moral damages to Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her family. The ruling followed a request submitted by the lawyers of Mrs. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza to the court after the Rwandan government refused to respond to the ruling of the court on November 24, 2017. The Rwandan government has been given six (6) months to implement the ruling on reparations after which an interest will be applied on the sum fixed by the court.

RWANDA : CLOSURE OF CHURCHES MARKS FINAL ASSAULT ON CITIZENS’ LAST LINE OF DEFENCE

The Rwandan people, traumatized by war and crushed by an overload of many socio-economic problems borne out of tyrannical rule, have turned to churches or Mosques in big numbers as their last line of defence against total hopelessness. New independent churches, mainly Pentecostal, have become the only place where citizens can safely express their grievances to someone, God, without fear of arrest. In fact, churches have shielded the regime from popular revolt because by turning their exasperation to God for a solution, they have forgotten to put the regime to task over policies that have brought them the misery that they are experiencing.

RWANDA REGIME MOCKS THE UNITED NATIONS: A PEACEFUL PROTEST BY CONGOLESE REFUGEES REPRESSED IN BLOOD IN THE UNHCR COMPOUND.

The Rwandan opposition political platform condemns in the strongest terms possible the killings of Congolese citizens of Tutsi origin and enforced disappearances of their leaders. These refugees were shipped to Rwanda by the RPF in 1996 when it was preparing the invasion of the Democratic Republic of Congo, then called Zaïre, telling them that it wanted to save them from a looming Tutsi genocide in Eastern Congo. While government sources admit 5 dead and 20 injured, reports from refugees themselves speak of 75 dead and a hundred injured. They also report enforced disappearances of refugees and opinion leaders those that the Rwandan regime suspect of being leaders of the demonstration or simply opinion leaders in the community.

(Français) LES FDU-INKINGI CONDAMNENT ÉNERGIQUEMENT LES MASSACRES DES RÉFUGIÉS CONGOLAIS PAR L’ARMÉE DU FPR AU RWANDA.