Victoire Ingabire's Third Christmas in Prison

KPFA Evening News, 12.25.2012

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire spent her third Christmas behind bars on December 25th, 2012, in Kigali's 1930 Prison. Ingabire returned to her native Rwanda from the Netherlands in January 2010, to stand for the presidency against incumbent President Paul Kagame, but she was not allowed to run and was imprisoned on charge of terrorism, which she said were trumped up, and genocide ideology, meaning disagreement with the legally enforced history of the Rwanda Genocide.  The Rwandan Court sentenced her to eight years in prison, and on December 17th, her lawyers filed an appeal with the Rwandan Supreme Court.  Rwandan 

American Law Professor Charles Kambanda, s law professor at St. John's University in New York City, spoke to KPFA.

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, in a Rwandan court, wearing the pink prison uniform, and shaved head, of Rwandan prisoners.



A transcript will be posted soon on the San Francisco Bay View website.

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