RWANDA: FDU-INKINGI MEMBER UNACCOUNTED FOR 48 HOURS AFTER HIS DISAPPEARANCE

Press Release

 

Today 17 July 2019, 48 hours after the disappearance of Mr Eugene Ndereyimana, the FDU-Inkingi are still very concerned about his fate. This is the time required by Rwandan laws before someone can report a person as missing.

The wife of Mr Eugene Ndereyimana accompanied by Mrs Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza President of FDU-Inkingi today have made statements to the Rwanda Investigation Bureau local office in Ngoma District as the disappearance as 48 hours have elapsed without tracing him.

Once again, we would like to call on the Rwandan government to take all necessary measures to ensure that Mr Eugene Ndereyimana is found and to punish the perpetrators of the enforced disappearance as provided for in the Rwandan laws.

We would like to remind the public that FDU-Inking has experienced of similar incidents of enforced disappearances and death of members of FDU-Inkingi including Mr Anselme Mutuyimana, whose body found dumped in a forest on March 8, 2019, Mr Boniface Twagirimana 1st Vice President of FDU-Inkingi, on October 8, 2018 (still missing) Habarugira Jean Damascene, whose body was found dumped in Nyamata hospital on 8th May 2017, three days after his disappearance, and Illuminee Iragena on March 26, 2016 (still missing). We would like to recall that Mr Eugene Ndereyimana was also intercepted by local officials and military personnel on September 3, 2018 but was released later.

We call on the Rwandan government to find and return Mr Eugene Ndereyimana to his family and to put an end to this horrific spate of enforced disappearances and deaths.

 

Done in Rouen on July 17, 2019.

 

 

Théophile Mpozembizi

Commissioner of the FDU-Inkingi in charge of Information and Communication

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