Rwanda continues to torture political opponents

RWANDA : THE LATEST EPISODE IN THE PSHYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL TORTURE OF FDU-INKINGI LEADERSHIP Mrs. VICTOIRE INGABIRE AND SIBOMANA SYLIVAIN AUGUST 12, 2015   PRESS RELEASE   In our earlier press release of the 28th July 2015 we informed you of the harsh conditions that the prison authorities had imposed on FDU-Inkingi Chair Mrs Victoire Ingabire. The conditions included denying her access to her lawyer who is representing her in her appeal to the African Human and People Rights Court.Despite the fact that the government was quite aware of the representation and had…

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Together for the release of political prisoners in Rwanda!

December 13, 2013 RWANDA: OPPOSITION LEADER MADAM VICTOIRE INGABIRE HANDED 15 YEARS IN PRISON Today, as President Paul Kagame has finally decided to go to pay his last respect to the freedom and reconciliation hero Nelson Mandela, his Supreme Court sentenced the political prisoner Madam Victoire Ingabire to 15 years in prison on final appeal, almost the double of the 8-year High court sentence of October 30, 2012. This is a very strong message to the whole opposition. It’s a slap in the face of those, within the international community,…

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“Freedom lies in being bold”

Deo and Jennifer By: Jennifer Fierberg with Deo Lukyamuzi

In an interview with Deo Lukyamuzi, Commissioner for External Relations for one faction of the FDU-INKINGI, he reveals his parties plans for a free and peaceful Rwanda as well as the role of Victoire Ingabire who went to Rwanda in 2010 ahead of the presidential election in order to register their party and run for President. Mr. Lukyamuzi candidly answered all questions this journalist asked without exception.

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Make Every Woman Count: Rwanda

Our Interview of the Month with Alice Muhirwa Sunday, 01 April 2012 Alice Muhirwa is a 31 old-years and mother of 2. She holds a Bacc  degree in Economics  from the independent university of kigali. She also acquired a human rights certificate  in 2002 from the Christian Faith International (CFI)  and has over  5 years of experience working with local  organizations. She has been very active with  women’s student  association acting as Gender promoter , with a focus on promoting peace, gender equality and advocacy for women’s rights. Alice went…

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A New Hope, Victoire Ingabire

Rwandan opposition politician, Victoire Ingabire, wins a partial victory in the first round in her fight against the country’s laws governing genocide ideology. High Court judges in Rwanda have partially suspended the trial of opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza until the country’s Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the genocide ideology laws she is challenging–laws that allow for the punishment of children as young as 12 years old. Victoire Ingabire launched a legal challenge in a Kigali court earlier this week to nullify the laws related to “divisionism” and…

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Twitter and Politics in Rwanda, for better or for worse

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW President Paul Kagame of Rwanda is no stranger to taking to Twitter to engage with both his supporters and his foes.  Some of his dialogues have been the topics of published articles, including the infamous heated debate with UK journalist Ian Birrell in which they passionately discussed a variety of topics. The full exchange can be found here:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/16/my-twitterspat-with-paul-kagame A recent report stated that Rwanda is among the top 10 African countries that use Twitter on a regular basis.  As an avid Twitter user myself, I…

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The Fall of a Dictatorship requires sacrifices

Over the weekend of July 30th and 31st there was a joint meeting between the FDU-INKINGI and the Rwandan National Congress in Brussels.  This joint meeting was to discuss a number of topics related to the stability within Rwanda and on issues related to the Rwandan community in Europe.  There were around 500 attendees from all over the world with speakers from both sides with the common goal of seeking peace and justice within Rwanda.

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