Today, on her 51st day in maximum prison, the Democracy leader Ms. Victoire INGABIRE, Chair of FDU-INKINGI, was allowed to be seen by a group of 30 party members and other Rwandans for a maximum of 5 minutes. Observing the humiliations they went through to reach the jail and the uneasiness of nervous jailers, she told the crowd: “I BELIEVE IN YOU, YOU ARE THE REAL LIVING DEMOCRACY HEROES”.
Earlier this week, the democracy leader was submitted to fresh interrogations related to her political life and was informed that she will answer a new criminal charge of threatening the state sovereignty as well. On 02 December 2010, her lawyer was summoned by the National Public Prosecution Authority to bring a list of 11 documents related to public statements and publications of the opposition leader. New charges are in the making, and new witnesses are being prepared. A reliable source from the Directorate of Military Intelligence confirmed that in Gisenyi 9 detained witnesses pleading guilty have already registered their statements, and a certain Mr. SABIYEZE Aboubacar (claiming to be ex-FDLR Sergeant) is the next key witness for arms smuggling, grenades attacks. The same sources mention other names in other parts of Rwanda such as Engineer Robert Segatwa, Mr. Théodore Ntakabulimvano, and the returned kitchen cook Absalomon Mvuyekure whose testimony is being used to turn the rain water drain into a military bunker inside the property.
New charges are mushrooming everyday. Nobody knows whether the evidential hearing will happen only after the Prosecution has gathered enough allegations to match the “10 things evidence” mentioned on 22nd May 2010 by President Paul KAGAME in the Ugandan Monitor exclusive interview: “We have evidence, which has been brought to her attention and about 10 things she has been denying. Now she’s saying that seven of them are actually true and this has come as a result of the overwhelming evidence that was put in front of her.”
In the current Rwanda, according to many human rights reports, justice is done out of the Courts of law and the hearings are just a show.
Secretary General FDU-INKINGI.