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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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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


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.

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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.

Rwanda:8TH COMMEMORATION OF THE LAUNCH OF THE NON-VIOLENT MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY BY Mrs VICTOIRE INGABIRE UMUHOZA VICTOIRE.

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On the 16th of January 2010 Mrs Ingabire Umuhoza Victoire landed in Kigali to launch the nonviolent movement for democracy, peace and justice for all, the day that she gave a serious hammer blow to the corner stone of the regime fortress, i.e. fear. The fortress is shaking, the fear has shifted from democrats and peace makers to the regime, as reflected in erratic diplomatic behaviour and more repression. The regime has been totally exposed.

To her supporters she was a hero, to her critics she was naïve, to the ordinary minds it was too risky to take on President in his heyday of power. However, those close to her know well that she was sowing a mustard seed of democracy and genuine reconciliation, and was ready to pay the highest price for these values: prison of death. Hence the message to the Rwandan General Prosecutor, who wanted to convince her to apologise and abandon her opposition to the regime in return for her freedom: “the cause is bigger than me; whether you decide to keep in prison, release me or kill me the movement for democracy is unstoppable”.

Rwanda : Judgment in Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza’s case against Rwanda

INGABIRE VERDICT

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.

Rwanda: Appeal for an end to relentless persecution of FDU-Inkingi members: case of Anselme Mutuyimana.


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The FDU-Inkingi political party opposed to the repressive regime of President Paul Kagame would like to appeal to all peace-loving people and governments as well as human rights organisations to put pressure on the Rwandan government to end the persecution and torture of its members. We would like to draw the attention of the public on the continued psychological and physical torture of Anselme Mutuyimana held in Nyanza prison.

We have raised the pathetic situation of Mr Anselme in our earlier press releases but the situation has deteriorated after the FDU-Inkingi leadership was arrested and detained on trumped charges. He is regularly beaten and put in solitary confinement in a very squeezed prison cell.

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.

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.

Rwanda: The entrenchment of President Kagame in power is a threat to peace and security in the Great Lakes Region – P5 Open letter to Chair UNSC

Open letter to Chair Security Council

 

H E Ambassador Abdellatif Aboulatta

President of the Security Council

P304 East 44th Street - New York, N.Y 10017

egypt@un.int

5th August 2017

 

The entrenchment of President Kagame in power is a threat to peace and security in the Great Lakes Region.

 

On the 3rd and 4th of August 2017, Rwandans performed the ritual of confirming Paul Kagame as President of Rwanda for the next 7 years and potentially beyond. President Kagame rightly announced on his 1st day of campaigning in his home town of Ruhango on the 14th of July 2017, that the elections were over following the referendum of December 2015 in which he got the score of 98% of the votes, almost equal to the score in Iraq under of Sadam Hussein, 100% of votes in 2002, and of Assad of Syria, nearly 90% of votes in 2014 and North Korea 99.99% in 2016.

(Français) LES RWANDAIS FETENT 55 ANS D’INDEPENDENCE DANS LA PLUS GRANDE PRECARITE

Chères Rwandaises, Chers Rwandais, amis du Rwanda,

Le 01 juillet 1962, fut une date inoubliable dans le cœur des Rwandais, car, elle marquait le recouvrement de la liberté en mettant fin à plus de sept décennies de colonisation et de mise sous tutelle.

Cette indépendance intervenait aussi dans le sillon de l’installation de la République, proclamée le 28 janvier 1961, mettant ainsi fin à plus de 4 siècles de régime féodal.

L’enthousiasme est donc total, au moment de hisser le premier drapeau du Rwanda indépendant le 01 juillet 1962. Le Rwanda entre dans une nouvelle heure de libertés individuelles et politiques avec la consécration du multipartisme et des élections pluralistes selon le principe “un homme une voix”.

Chères Rwandaises, Chers Rwandais, amis du Rwanda,

 

Le 01 juillet 1962, fut une date inoubliable dans le cœur des Rwandais, car, elle marquait le recouvrement de la liberté en mettant fin à plus de sept décennies de colonisation et de mise sous tutelle.

Cette indépendance intervenait aussi dans le sillon de l’installation de la République, proclamée le 28 janvier 1961, mettant ainsi fin à plus de 4 siècles de régime féodal.

 

L’enthousiasme est donc total, au moment de hisser le premier drapeau du Rwanda indépendant le 01 juillet 1962. Le Rwanda entre dans une nouvelle heure de libertés individuelles et politiques avec la consécration du multipartisme et des élections pluralistes selon le principe “un homme une voix”.