Rwanda: The RPF regime determined to decapitate the political opposition

The Rwandan Supreme Court’s ruling on the appeal of imprisoned opposition leader Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza is expected this Friday 13 December 2013.Ingabire, leader 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 Ingabire was clear from the day (16 January 2010) she arrived in Rwanda. In an interview given to the Ugandan newspaper Monitor the President Kagame declared that she (Ms. Ingabire) “has to be “where she belongs,” implying she deserved to…

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Rwandan opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda in peril after prison hunger strike

by Ann Garrison KPFA Evening News, broadcast Sept. 15, 2013 Transcript KPFA Evening News Anchor David Rosenberg: Rwandan opposition leader Bernard Ntaganda is reported to be in perilous condition after going on a hunger strike to protest inhumane conditions in Rwanda’s Mpanga Prison, which is also known as Rwanda’s Guantanamo. Rwanda has been a close ally and military partner of the U.S. since President Kagame and his Rwandan Patriotic Front seized power in 1994. KPFA’s Ann Garrison has more.   On Jan. 17, 2010, Bernard Ntaganda greeted fellow opposition leader Victoire…

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Opposition still under attack In Rwanda

 By: Jennifer Fierberg

In the wise and profound words of Winston Churchill:

“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” ― Winston Churchill, Blood, Sweat and Tears

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