Rwanda: Attack on the residence of Madam Victoire Ingabire in Kigali

Kigali, January 4th, 2014-Last night at around 1:00am, unidentified assailants attacked the residence of Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza in Kigali. As a reminder, on December 13th 2013 the Supreme Court sentenced Ms. Ingabire to 15 years in prison after a political trial marked by numerous irregularities.

Alerted by debris from the windows, the residence’s occupants were able to repel the attackers after calling upon neighbors for help.

This coward attack on a residence of a political prisoner comes after the recent coward assassination of another political figure of the democratic opposition against the Kigali regime, the late Colonel Patrick Karegeya, in South Africa.

The party FDU-INKINGI strongly condemns such acts of violence that are part of a vast campaign aimed at intimidating the opposition on the eve of the country’s important political events. The party FDU- INKINGI remains convinced that only a highly inclusive political dialogue would permanently solve the problems facing our country.

Boniface Twagirimana
Interim Vice President

FDU-CEP-attaque résidence VIU (ENG)