Category Archive: trial

11th April 2012 – New defence witness substantiates the role of the secret police

Kigali, 11 April 2012. The defence counsel introduced to the court a former prominent member of the FDLR rebel group, Michel Habimana who had a lot to say about the key prosecution witness, Vital Uwumuremyi in the case against Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. Defence counsel brought in this witness in order to explain how the …

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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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22nd March 2012 – Victoire Ingabire’s political trial adjourned for a constitutional review on genocide ideology laws

Kigali, 22 March 2012 The High Court has been adjourned to 2nd April 2012 to allow the political trial of the opposition leader Madame Victoire Ingabire to prepare for the Supreme Court Constitutional review starting on 27 March 2012, at 08:00. On 07 March 2012, Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza filed a petition for the constitutional …

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15th March 2012 – Prosecutor releases additional indictment in Ingabire’s trial

Kigali, 15 March 2012. The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) presented their points of the additional indictment based on evidential allegations from the Netherlands. The prosecutor claims that, on the basis of evidential material received from the Netherlands and taken from the residential home of Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza during a search organized by the …

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12th March 2012 – High Court suspends debates on genocide allegations until constitutionality ruling

On 12 March 2012, the political trial of the opposition leader Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza resumed. The High Court decided to suspend all debates related to genocide ideology in this case until the Supreme Court rules on the defendant petition to nullify the controversial law. The hearing is continuing on charges which the Prosecutor suggests …

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7th March 2012 – Political prisoner Victoire Ingabire challenges ultra vires laws in the Kangaroo process

Kigali, 07 March 2012. Today, the political prisoner Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, imprisoned leader of FDU-INKINGI, has petitioned the Rwandan Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of ultra vires aspects of articles 2 to 9 of the LAW N°18/2008 OF 23/07/2008 RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE IDEOLOGY because they are not in …

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13th February 2012 – Ingabire’s political trial postponed again for a month

Kigali, 13 February 2012 Today, the opposition leader and chair of FDU-INKINGI Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza was taken to the high court. The hearing will resume on 12th March 2012 after the defense counsel peruses the new indictment on acts of terrorism submitted just end of last week by the national public prosecution authority on …

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15th January 2012 – The resumption of Ingabire’s political trial marks the party second anniversary in Rwanda

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