Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza

Marching for Madame Victoire, 20 Years after the Rwandan Genocide


Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, supporters of Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire marched in Brussels, Belgium on February 22, 2014 to call for the freedom of Victoire Ingabire and all Rwandan political prisoners. They denounced the Rwandan Supreme Court’s December ruling on Ingabire's appeal, which increased her sentence from eight to fifteen years. Ingabire was convicted of inciting the Rwandan people to rise up against the government, conspiring to destabilize Rwanda and voicing disagreement with the official history of the Rwandan Genocide.

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: Iain Edwards on Victoire Ingabire and her choice



KPFA Evening News, 04.21.2012

Rwandan political prisoner and opposition leader Victoire Ingabire has refused to return to the Rwandan courtroom where she was on trial, and asked her lawyers not to return either. KPFA spoke to her British lawyer Iain Edwards.


Raissa on Victoire, Rwanda, and the Netherlands


KPFA Weekend News, 03.31.2012  ​Raissa Ujeneza, daughter of imprisoned Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, on her mother's challenge to Rwanda's genocide ideology statutes.



Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire challenges legal enforcement of history



KPFA Weekend News:  March 18, 2012


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