UPDATE ON THE PROSECUTION AND ILL-TREATMENT OF MS. VICTOIRE INGABIRE. TODAY IS HER 6th DAY IN JAIL.
Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza was once again taken to GASABO Court House for further Prosecution grilling. Despite her visibly weak state, the police brought and returned her in a on open pick up convoy, always in handcuffs. It was a lengthy 6-7 hour interrogation. She is supposed to be paraded again tomorrow at 14:00 for a confrontation with the state-prepared key witness.
Some of her collaborators have been harassed on the spot and searched by security officers. Military intelligence staff almost forced Ingabire's colleague to give a list of medicine she normally takes when she is sick. Instead of taking her to the hospital or to allow her to be seen by an independent medical doctor they just want to buy drugs over the counter.
The recycled criminal charge is now almost formulated: creation of a terrorist group CDF.
CDF is said-to-mean “Coalition of Democratic Forces”, a not yet known rebel movement with no base, no leadership, no clear programme because it does not exist yet. Nobody in the FDU-INKINGI in or outside Rwanda has ever heard about it. Only the regime seems to have a mountain of information and a chaplet of witnesses being all in common ex-FDLR repatriated, demobilised or not.
This accusation keeps on changing. Some witnesses allege that the so called terrorist group is an FDU-INKINGI military wing in the making while others say it is operating somewhere in the Eastern DR CONGO as a branch of FDLR, curiously composed by its deserters. Neither the MONUC (UNITED NATIONS force deployed in the DRC) and operating in the area nor the DRC army do not seem to know anything about this CDF.
What is clear is that the prepared state witnesses seem to have a huge amount of accusations: phone calls, emails, transfers, multiple fake identities, facilities of movements and contacts in Rwanda where everybody know the omni-presence of intelligence and security operatives. The current key witness, Major Vital UWUMUREYI, has been meeting security officers and carrying out missions in and out the country since February 2010 on their behalf. This is the person helping the regime to keep Ms. Victoire INGABIRE in jail.
Twifuzaga gusangira namwe iyi nkuru dukesha ikinyamkuru Umuvugizi (http://www.umuvugizi.com) itwereka uko Kagame akorana n'abahoze bari muri FDLR gushinja amabatuva rumwe nawe ibinyoma. Maneko za Kagame zaba ari zo zihimba imitwe itera ibisasu mu mihanda i Kigali ngo babigereke kuri Kayumba na Karegeya. None ngo barimo barabigereka kuri Ingabire.
Inzego z'iperereza za gisirikare za Kagame zifatanyije na polisi bapanze uburyo bazatwerera madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza ibyaha by'iterabwoba zibifashijwemo na Gen Rwarakabije, kugirango abagezeho abantu bizewe b'abahutu bakorana na FDLR kandi badashobora kubatamaza, bakorana uwo mugambi mubisha.
Nk'uko twabitangarijwe na bamwe mu bantu bakorana n'inzego z'iperereza za Kagame, bemezako umugambi wo gufunga madame Ingabire, wapanzwe Col Dan Munyuza yifashije Gen Rwarakabije, bamusaba kubagezaho umuntu wabafasha muri icyo gikorwa, kandi wakwitanga akemera gufungwa akanemera ibyaha bityo nabo bakazamugorera nyuma yaho bamaze kumufasha gufungurwa.
Amakuru avuga ko Gen Rwarakabije yahamagaje umwe mu bakozi be yakoreshaga kuneka FDLR, Major Uwumuremyi. Uyu musirikare yageze mu Rwanda mu mezi macye ashize, azanye na bagenzi be, ngo akimara kugera mu Rwanda yahabwaga mission yo gusubira muri Kongo kuneka bagenzi be, ibyo bikorwa byo kunekera igisirikare cy'u Rwanda yabikoze inshuro nyinshi babona kumwizera, amakuru avuga ko ngo yahabwaga akayabo k'amafaranga kugirango abanze agire ikizere maze abiyumvemo.
Amakuru atugeraho avuga ko Gen Kayumba na Col Karegeya bakimara guhunga, urwego rw'iperereza rw'igisirikare cya Kagame rwapanze uburyo bwazabashinja ibyaha by'iterabwoba kugira ngo bagarurwe mu Rwanda, ndetse babangishe abantu babakundaga, dore ko amakuru avuga ko mu gisirikare ndetse n'abasiviri benshi cyane bari muri FPR bakunda abo bagabo bombi.
Uwo mugambi wacuzwe n'urwego rw'iperereza rya gisirikare DMI, bashyiraho umutwe mpimbano CDF (Coalition of Democratic Forces), utanga n'amatangazo agenewe abanyamakuru (press release) hirya no hino, ndetse na za tracts, ariko mu by'ukuri uwo mutwe ntawe ubaho, ni uburyo bari bashatse kurega abo bagabo kugira ngo bagarurwe mu Rwanda.
Nyuma yo kubona ko byose bifashe ubusa Afrika y' Epfo itabyumvise, bahinduye umugambi bari bafite maze bawutwerera Mme Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, bakoresheje Major Uwumuremyi, kugira ngo babone uko bamufunga, cyane ko ibyaha bari bamutwerereye by'ingengabitekerezo no guhakana jenoside byari binaniranye kuko amahanga yari amaze gucyemanga ibi byaha ko byashyiriweho gucecekesha no kuniga burundu abatavuga rumwe na Kagame, bikaba byari bimaze kwamaganwa cyane ndetse na Leta ya Kagame yemeye kuvugurura ayo mategeko abiri ahana ibyo byaha.
Inzego z'iperereza ryateguye dosiye ya Ingabire, umugambi umaze gucurwa neza bawushyikiriza Kagame, amaze kuwemera atangira gutegura amahanga abumvisha ko guhana uwo mutavuga rumwe ufite ibyaha atari ikosa. Yaje kuyiha polisi n'ubushinja-cyaha , kugira ngo bategure uburyo bazashyira mu bikorwa uwo mugambi mubisha, nyuma yo gutegura Maj Uwumuremyi wazanywe na Gen Rwarakabije, yemera gushinja ibinyoma ko yari mu mugambi wo gukora uwo mutwe maze ashinja Ingabire ngo ko yari awurimo.
Kagame yakomeje gukangurira amahanga ko gufunga umuntu ushinjwa ibyaha bikomeye byo kudurumbanya umutekano w'igihugu atari ikosa. Ibi bikaba bifitanye isano na disikuru yavuze arahiza guverinoma mu minsi ishize, avuga kandi atuka amahanga ko bamubwira kwihanganira abatavuga rumwe nawe ariko ngo abamubwira nabo bahana abantu babo nabo batavuga rumwe na guverinoma zabo,”... kubona bafunga umudepite kubera ibitekerezo bye byo kwibasira abayisiramu, jye nahana abafite ingengabitekerezo izana jenoside bagasakuza”. Yakomeje asa n'aho abikomozaho avuga ko guhana umuntu ubangamiye umutekano w'u Rwanda atari ikibazo, ko batagomba kumwita umunyagitugu. Aya magambo ye yateguraga ifunga rya Ingabire ngo hatazagira uvuga, aramutse amufunze, cyane ko yabiteganyaga.
Ibyo kandi bikaba bibaye, amahanga ndetse harimo abaterankunga bakomeye, amaze igihe yotsa igitutu Kagame avuga ko agomba kwemerera abatavuga rumwe nawe bakajya muri guverinoma ye, bityo kugira ngo Kagame abone urwitwazo yagombaga gutanga ibisobanuro ko bose ari abanyabyaha. Ikindi kandi Ingabire akaba yari asigaye amereye nabi Kagame cyane, kuko yari asigaye amunenga k'umugaragaro kandi akaba yakoranaga n'abaterankunga k'uburyo butaziguye, ndetse benshi bakaba bari basigaye bagirana imishyikirano ku birebana na politiki y'u Rwanda. Akaba yari abangamiye politiki ya Kagame cyane kurwego mpuza-mahanga.
A well informed source confirmed that the conditions of detention of Ms. Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA, Chair of FDU INKINGI, are intolerable and immoral.
- Last night the jailers kept her mattress and linens away from her and she spent the whole night seated and handcuffed. In the morning they refused to give her hygienic stuff (tooth brush, toothpaste and towel)taken for her use. - The food taken to her for lunch was returned untouched in the evening. We don't know if the jailers took the food to her or not. - The water and the bucket were refused.
The government does not provide any food and our people are not allowed to reach her. The jailers seam to follow very strict orders.
The lawyer and the Red cross were informed this evening and the chief of the detention facility promised to discuss the issue with the people who determined the detention conditions. It's intolerable and immoral to keep a detainee in such conditions.
As for rumors of a possible poisoning, the detainee is in the hands of the regime. They will be accountable.
The latest news confirm the arrest of Ms. Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA,FDU-INKINGI chair, and a subsequent transfer to KICUKIRO police cell. She was interrogated on her alleged connections with the FDLR rebels' group and the unknown Coalition of Democratic Forces which is purported to be the military wing of FDU INKINGI. The police spokesperson today confirmed to the BBC that Mr. Vital UWUMUREMYI, former major with FDLR rebel group, is the new key police witness. Upon his arrest, he confessed that he was indeed involved, on behalf of or together with Ms. Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA, in the purchase and distribution of arms to members of the unknown Coalition of Democratic Forces. Reliable information confirm that the person was residing in Rwanda already since February 2009, in the know of all security services and has been collaborating with them and hence allowed to do some brokerage jobs for a living. According to the police spokesperson, he was arrested on Wednesday 13th along the Rwanda and DR Congo common border. We know that a machine has been put in place and all kind of repatriated Hutus, ex-FAR, ex-FDLR and the like, have been prepared and briefed to create anything that could keep key opponents in jail for life.
It is worth to recall that the home area of Ms. Victoire INGABIRE was cordoned off since October 8th 2010 by a heavy security force. Was the police expecting the arrest of the witness when it begun the siege of her residence? The whole saga smells a rat.
The FDU INKINGI Support committee sincerely suspects a ploy to fabricate evidence against yet another key member of the democratic opposition. During previous interrogations, the police had all along alleged that two former members of FDLR group were ready to adduce evidence against Ms. INGABIRE. She has never been given a chance to challenge the evidence in a court of law.
The FDU INKINGI leader has been accused of all sorts of deeds since her return to Rwanda in January 2010. But so far the regime has failed to give evidence in a court of law. Instead the regime of General KAGAME kept her under extended house arrest.
The intimidation, harassment and arrest of the FDU-INKINGI Chairperson has been a pretext to reject the registration of the party, and to halt Ms. Victoire INGABIRE in her quest to challenge General Paul KAGAME in the rigged presidential election. She has officially and publicly questioned the legitimacy of the election's result, as did a number of foreign countries. She also publicly called for accountability and the end of impunity which the regime is enjoying despite war crimes, crimes against humanity committed both in Rwanda and in the DRC.
We call for her immediate release and urge the international community to press upon General KAGAME to stop using his police and justice to settle political scores
For the FDU INKINGI Support Committee Eugene Ndahayo, President
After a week of siege without any explanation whatsoever, the police has just drifted in the house and arrested Ms. Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA, the Chair of FDU-INKINGI. She was taken immediately to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for unknown reasons. This arrest comes amid a climate of heavy political tension marked by wanton attacks against the democratic opposition.