Category Archive: trial

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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31st Oct 2013 – Verdict in Victoire Ingabire’s appeal postponed to 13th December 2013

The Rwandan Supreme Court’s ruling on the appeal of imprisoned opposition leader Madame Victoire Ingabire has been postponed again, from November 1st to December 13th. 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. Bernard Ntaganda, leader of Rwanda’s …

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29th April 2013 – Prosecution witnesses admit their testimonies were framed – The case against Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza falls apart

The so-called CDF military wing has never existed, say the prosecution witnesses. Kigali, 29th April 2013 – On the 8th day of Ingabire’s appeal, the Supreme Court heard the prosecution witnesses namely Lieutenant-Colonel Tharcisse Nditurende, Lt Colonel Noël Habiyaremye, Captain Jean Marie Vianney Karuta and Major Vital Uwumuremyi. They all criticized the prosecution’s case especially in …

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23rd April 2013 – Victoire Ingabire was sentenced on the ground of new charges based on documents found on Wikipedia

Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire was sentenced on the ground of new charges based on documents found on Wikipedia – Defense counsel Barrister, Iain Edwards tells the Supreme Court APRIL 23, 2013 Press release The Defence Counsel of political prisoner Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Mr Iain Edwards has told the Supreme Court that her client was sentenced on …

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17th April 2013 – Mrs Ingabire appeals to the Supreme Court to quash her sentence

Kigali le 17 Avril 2013 Mrs Ingabire appeals to the Supreme Court to quash the sentence passed by the High Court because it was based on matters that were not brought before the court by the Prosecution. On Wednesday 17th April 2013 Mrs Ingabire Umuhoza, made submission to the Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court …

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25th March 2013 – Supreme Court adjourns the appeal of political prisoner Ingabire

Finally the Supreme Court has postponed to 16th April 2013 Ingabire’s appeal according to the court schedule, hearing dates and court calendar. The hearing today informed the parties of this arrangement but allowed the co-accused who, at the same time, are prosecutor’s witnesses to present their pleas for relief because the time they have already …

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17th December 2012 – Political prisoner Victoire Ingabire files an appeal to the Supreme Court

Kigali, Rwanda – FDU-Inkingi Chair, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza sentenced on 30 October 2012 to 8-year prison term by the Kigali High Court on politically motivated charges, has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Rwanda. The notice of appeal was given to the court clerk today and no docket fee was demanded. The appellant …

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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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