Charles Kambanda

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.

 

Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire challenges legal enforcement of history

 

 

KPFA Weekend News:  March 18, 2012

Rwanda: Prosecution Stalls in Ingabire Trial

KPFA Weekend News, 09.18.2011

Ingabire on Trial, Kagame in France, Obama for Kagame Immunity in the U.S.

 

KPFA Weekend News, 09.10.2011

Rwanda Genocide: Who killed the Hutu?


Broadcast on Pacifica WBAI, 99.5 fm-NYC, on 04.09.2011:

WBAI AfrobeatRadio spoke to Professor Charles Kambanda, a former member of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, on April 9th, during the first week of Rwanda's 17 year commemoration of the 1994 genocide. A 2008 press release on the official website of the Rwanda Government confirmed Professor Kambanda's statement that the Rwandan Constitution had been amended that year to refer to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda as a "genocide committed on Tutsis," at the same time that it was amended to grant perpetual immunity from prosecution to former presidents of Rwanda in Rwandan courts.  

 

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