Category Archive: justice

13th Dec 2013 – Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Victoire Ingabire will forever embody our democratic struggle The verdict has been rendered and it is devastating. Indeed, our party Chair, Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, has just unjustly been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The verdict of the Supreme Court extended the first judgement of the High Court dated 30 October 2012. Our first …

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30th October 2012 – 8 year prison sentence for Political prisoner Ingabire

Today 30 October 2012 in Kigali, the High court issued a ruling in Ingabire political case: 8 years in prison for genocide ideology and conspiracy against the government by use of war and terrorism. This kangaroo ruling is “politically and intellectually dishonest” and so poorly formulated but the political prisoner Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, FDU-Inkingi …

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19th October 2012 – Political prisoner INGABIRE verdict postponed to 30 October 2012

Kigali, 19 October 2012 The High Court today postponed to 30 October 2012, 10:00 for the 4th time the verdict in the “life sentence” case against political prisoner Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, FDU-INKINGI Chair, in maximum prison since 14 October 2010. The court informed the public that before the final ruling there is a need …

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18th October 2012 – Supreme court dismisses Ingabire’s constitutional review case

Finally, this Thursday 18 October 2012, 13:00, the Supreme Court of Rwanda dismissed the constitutional review case submitted by political prisoner Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza on grounds of lack of merits. The court panel stated that the genocide ideology laws are clear and there is no conflict with the constitutional freedoms of expression. FDU-INKINGI Chair …

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5th October 2012 – Victoire Ingabire Supreme Court Verdict Postponed Again

Kigali, 05 October 2012 Lire l’article en Français The Supreme court has just postponed to 18 October 2012 (11:00) for the third time the verdict on political prisoner Ingabire constitutional review case on controversial genocide ideology and divisionism laws. This time the official reason is an absent judge. Disappointed supporters gathered at the court house, but …

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3rd September 2012 – Victoire Ingabire again in the Supreme court

Kigali, 03 September 2012 – Today, despite an impressive deployment of heavily armed anti-protest units, in and outside the Supreme Court, near 200 people observed as the incarcerated opposition leader Madame Victoire Ingabire made a new appearance in front of the Supreme Court to hear the status of the filed constitutional review on contentious genocide ideology …

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19th July 2012 – Constitutional review on genocide ideology laws adjourned

Kigali , 19 July 2012 RWANDA SUPREME COURT ADJOURNS TILL 3 SEPTEMBER THE CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW CASE ON CONTENTIOUS GENOCIDE IDEOLOGY AND DIVISIONISM LAWS. Today, the Rwanda Supreme Court adjourns to 3 September 2012 the constitutional review case submitted by the opposition leader and political prisoner Madame Victoire Ingabire against contentious, abstract and broad laws on …

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24th April 2012 – Victoire publishs her letter to Chief Prosecutor

Victoire Ingabire has requested that his party publish her letter to chief prosecutor: “On April 8, 2011 I was taken to a closed door secret meeting in the office of the Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga who told me that I was arrested because I have caused a political stand-off with the government alleging that we …

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12th April 2012 – Stop intimidation of defense witnesses in Ingabire’s trial

Defense witness Colonel Michel Habimana who revealed yesterday that the terror case against the opposition leader Ingabire was trumped up by intelligence services in order to stifle her political ambitions, is under heavy intimidation and threats in order to change his story. The State machinery has embarked on an outrageous mission to “flip” or destroy …

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27th March 2012 – Victoire Ingabire before the Supreme Court for a review of genocide ideology laws

March 27, 2012 The Supreme Court introduced the case on constitutional review filed by the opposition leader Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza against genocide ideology laws threatening freedom of expression and the rule of law. In this case the respondent is the government of Rwanda represented by a legal team from the Ministry of justice. On …

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