Category Archive: trial

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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7th September 2012 – Ingabire’s political verdict postponed to 19 October 2012

The High Court in Kigali has just adjourned to Friday 19 October 2012, 11:00, the political verdict of the opposition leader, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, incarcerated since 14 October 2010 on politically motivated charges. The Court is waiting for the Supreme court ruling on a constitutional review motion. The prosecution has asked for a life …

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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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29th June 2012 – Ingabire verdict postponed to 7th September 2012

Kigali , 29 June 2012 Kigali High Court has adjourned the verdict of political prisoner Victoire Ingabire, Chair of FDU-INKINGI, to 07 September 2012. The judges ruled they needed more time  to deliberate. No reference was made to a pending constitutional review of  some contentious genocide laws opening in the Supreme Court from 19 July …

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28th June 2012: Supreme Court freshly summons Victoire Ingabire


 Supreme Court fresh summon may stay proceedings against the political prisoner Victoire Ingabire. The Rwanda Supreme Court has summoned Madame Victoire Ingabire for 19 July 2012 to re-open, on demand of the defendant, proceedings on the constitutionality of contentious genocide ideology and divisionism laws. According to Rwandan laws, such a move stays proceedings in lower judicial …

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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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18th April 2012 – Ingabire political trial to continue with no counsel

Kigali, April 18, 2012. The High Court ruled on the exception to proceed while Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, FDU-Inkingi Chair, has withdrawn from the case. Trials in absentia are permissible provided the defendant is duly notified of the proceedings. “Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza’s trial was almost at its end. She is not alone in this case. …

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16th April 2012 – Victoire Ingabire withdraws from court proceedings

On Monday, April 16, 2012, Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Chair of the party FDU-Inkingi, decided to withdraw, with immediate effect, from the show trial brought against her by the prosecution and which has been dragging on for more than six months before the High Court of Kigali. Having completely lost confidence in the justice of …

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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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