Rwanda : The RPF regime determined to decapitate the political opposition

The Rwandan Supreme Court’s ruling on the appeal of the imprisoned opposition leader Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is expected this Friday 13 December 2013.

Ms. Ingabire, the Chairperson of Rwanda’s FDU-Inkingi Party, was arrested three years ago, in October 2010, after attempting to run for president against sitting President Paul Kagame. The fate of Ms. Ingabire was clear from the day she arrived in Rwanda on 16 January 2010. In an interview with the Ugandan newspaper, The Daily Monitor, President Kagame declared that “this woman [Ingabire] will certainly be where she belongs”, implying that Ms. Ingabire deserved to be in prison.

On Friday 22 November 2013, another key leader of FDU-Inkingi, Sylvain Sibomana, the party’s Interim Secretary General, was sentenced to two years in prison.

Alongside Ms. Ingabire and Mr. Sibomana many other members of FDU-Inkingi are in prison or have been reportedas missing. Most of them are young people who aspire to a free and democratic Rwanda.

Despite the efforts of the RPF regime to destroy FDU-Inkingi, the party is becoming stronger and is not ready to give up. FDU-Inkingi calls upon Rwanda’s key partners to urge President Paul Kagame to immediately release these political prisoners and others.

The RPF regime determined to decapitate the political opposition (PDF incl. photos of Detained and Missing FDU members)

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