VISITORS TO POLITICAL PRISONERS KIDNAPPED TODAY NEAR KIMORONKO PRISON.
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A lawyer who followed up the case with Kimironko prison administration was told that all the suspects were evacuated by the criminal police for further investigations. Their whereabouts and charges are unknown. In total 7 opposition members and another person have been transferred to unknown destination: Alexis Bakunzibake, Secretary General of PS Imberakuri in charge of Youth; Jean Baptiste Ikitonderwa (PS Imberakuri); Martin Ntavuka (FDU-INKINGI) and his wife Illuminée Iragena; Ngwabije; Tite Joyeux; Eric; Madame Collette (aged over 60 years old).
After the government decided to isolate all political prisoners since April 2011, their visitors have been intimidated and threatened every single visiting day. The arbitrary arrest is a strong signal to demoralise and abash opposition members so they can leave their leaders in the lurch.
We urge the government to release all political prisoners and to put an end to arbitrary detentions of innocent people.
Interim Vice President.