Rwanda: INGABIRE SUPREME COURT VERDICT POSTPONED AGAIN.

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Kigali, 05 October 2012- 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 left peacefully. This is slowly pushing people to march on till freedom from york of bondage is won.

Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, FDU-Inkingi chair, has been arrested two years ago on politically motivated charges. She has been boycotting the last parts of her trial after serious intimidation of her lone witness. The High court is due to issue a life sentence ruling on 19 October 2012.

Opposition leader Victoire Ingabire in front of the Supreme Court today in Kigali. “This is slowly pushing people to march on till freedom from york of bondage is won”

27 September 2012, the Karongi Intermediate court judge Felicien Twagiramungu charged 8 other FDU-Inkingi members from Rutsiro district of illegal political activities and threats to public security. He led a kangaroo process that refused bail and ordered a 30 day-provisional detention in a central prison. However they are still in Karongi police custody being taken videos and audio, to help frame the opposition leader Sylvain SIBOMANA, FDU-Inkingi Secretary General. The key accused, Anselme Mutuyimana, was forced to give his email address and password. Last year it has been established in Kigali high court that Rwandan prosecution used fabricated evidence and forged emails in the case against Madame Victoire Ingabire.

FDU Inkingi members Mutuyimana Anselme, Uwiringiyimana venuste, Ufitamahoro Norbert, Dukundane Moise, Twizerimana Valens, Nahimana Marcel, Byukusenge Emmanuel and Gasengayire Leonille are still in police custody since 15 September 2012. Their bail appeal hearing is due on 10 October 2012 in Karongi.

FDU-Inkingi
Boniface Twagirimana
Interim Vice president

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