SOCIAL PARTY IMBERAKURI NYAMIRAMBO – NYARUGENGE KIGALI – RWANDA TEL :+250-722-435-264
PRESS RELEASE No. 020/P.S. IMB/010
After a series of arrests of political opponents including the Founder and President of the Social Party IMBERAKURI Me Bernard NTAGANDA, it was confirmed that the Kigali regime began to fabricate false accusations against Me NTAGANDA Bernard. For these reasons, the Social Party IMBERAKURI would like to bring to the attention of the Rwandan people, friends of Rwanda in general and Imberakuri in particular, the followings:
ARTICLE 1: The Kigali regime should now bury the hatchet instead of excelling in the macabre art of manufacturing false charges against his political opponents. These despicable acts have just been confirmed by the release of additional charges Me Bernard NTAGANDA was guilty of during his incarceration at the Central Prison of Kigali (1930).
ARTICLE 2 According to police statements made to Me Bernard NTAGANDA during his harsh interrogations under the direction of Inspector of Police Eric on November 3, 2010, police expressed its intention to charge Me Bernard NTAGANDA for the additional following counts: 1. Sectarianism within the prison; 2. Insult and humiliation of the higher authorities of the country including the President of the Republic 3. Creation of an army of Hutus and conducting political activities inside the prison.
ARTICLE 3: After Madam Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, police is preparing to press false charges against Me Bernard NTAGANDA and would use for this purpose appointed false witnesses named Corporals KAMASHINI, RUGENDO and BAGIRA ANASTASE, all inmates at Central Prison of Kigali 1930. Despite all these false charges trumped up by the Kigali regime led by the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the Social Party IMBERAKURI, although it is concerned about these outrageous actions, will never give up the struggle, and as we constantly recalled, "The fact that Me Bernard NTAGANDA is incarcerated does not mean that his ideals have been buried. Take each day as it comes”. It should be noted that the fabrication of false evidences against our leader is strong evidence that the RPF is afraid of our Party, Social Party IMBERAKURI , which reinvigorates our commitment to the struggle.
ARTICLE 4: After five months of incarceration, Me Bernard NTAGANDA has not been produced in the court because the Kigali regime lack of solid evidences. Instead, the Kigali regime, led by RPF is busy designing diabolical plan to fabricate false accusations after realizing that the so called crimes that have motivated the arrest of our leader were unfounded. The Kigali regime is flat wrong because instead of us giving up, the Social Party IMBERAKURI expanded its field of action as outlined in our previous press release.
ARTICLE 5: The Social Party IMBERAKURI reiterates its urgent appeal to the international community that it is time to come to the rescue of the Rwandan people before it is too late. Knowingly not rescuing people at risk will now be considered a complicity in the crime.
Done in Kigali on November 18, 2010 Secretary General, Social Party IMBERAKURI. Mutarambirwa Théobald (Signed)