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The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda strongly calls for an urgent intervention of the United Nations Security Council in the Rwandan Political crisis.The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda (PCC)C/O B.P.6334 Kigali, Rwanda,Kigali, 18th October 2010Open Letter to :United Nations Security CouncilUN HeadquartersFirst Avenue at 46th StreetNew York, NY 10017United States of AmericaSubject :Call on UN Security Council to Urgently Intervene in... Read more
The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda-PCC, which brings together the United Democratic Forces-FDU Inkingi, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and the Social Party Imberakuri, is calling for an immediate release of Ms. Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA with no more conditions and the release of all other political prisoners.PERMANENT CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL OF OPPOSITION PARTIES IN RWANDAPRESS RELEASE :Rwandan Opposition Calls for an immediate release of Ms. Victoire INGABIRE... Read more
Le Conseil Consultatif Permanent des Partis de l'opposition au Rwanda-PCC, qui regroupe les Forces Démocratiques Unifiéees FDU INKINGI, le Parti Démocratique Vert du Rwanda et le Parti social-Imberakuri, appellent à la libération immédiate et sans conditions de Mme Victoire INGABIRE UMUHOZA ainsi que d'autres prisonniers politiques. Conseil Consultatif Permanent des Partis de l'opposition au Rwanda-PCC C/O B.P.6334 Kigali,Rwanda COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE : Le Conseil Consultatif Permanent des Partis... Read more
Mr. President, As Commander-in-Chief of all armed forces, Head of State-sworn in to protect the Rwandan constitution, state institutions and Rwandan people, we urgently call upon you to use all your powers and accord immediate justice to many suffering Rwandans in prisons and outside prisons, and also help diffuse the growing political and military tension in the country. Mr. President, you are very much aware of all the sad events that happened to the Rwandan Opposition Parties before the... Read more
Dr.Charles MURIGANDEMinister of EducationKigali, RwandaHonorable Minister,Re : Withdrawing Green Party Statement on the Rwandan Minister of EducationIn reference to your letter dated 13th September 2010, No.2498/12.00/2010, requesting the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda to withdraw its statement, issued on 11th August 2010, titled : Rwandan Minister Claims Car Accident Killed Green Party Vice President, according to ARTE Television.After re-playing the video web link on that television today... Read more
REPORT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OBSERVER GROUP ON RWANDA 2010 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONSEXTRACT ON OPPOSITION PARTIES THAT WERE REFUSED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTIONSOther Political Parties ( from page 14-17)Ahead of the elections, a number of opposition parties had stated their intention to field their candidates in the elections, but, in the end, faced either legal or administrative issues, which resulted in their non-participation. The situation of each of these parties differs... Read more
The News EditorRwanda News AgencyKigali, RwandaDear Sir :Re : Clarification on RNA Story : Green Party has not yet issued a statement on UN Report on CongoIn reference to the News Article : Green Party defends RPA soldiers against UN Genocide charge, delivered from our statement : Democratic Green Party of Rwanda’s Stand on Crimes against Humanity ; are pleased to make the following clarifications :The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda Stand on Crimes... Read more
Rwandan Opposition Calls for a Transitional Government of National Unity to organize free and fair elections, Release of All Political Prisoners, Opening up of Political Space and an International Inquiry into the death of Green Party’s Vice President.The Permanent Consultative Council of Opposition Parties in Rwanda-PCC, which brings together the United Democratic Forces, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and the Social Party Imberakuri, is calling for a Transitional Government of National... Read more
During the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis, the regime in power also targeted political opponents from other tribes. Many more people (Hutus) were killed.The then rebel Rwanda Patriotic Front/Army (RPF/A) was fighting with Government Soldiers. Some RPA soldiers killed innocent civilians. It was not RPF policy to kill HUTUS.The RPA soldiers who killed people were severely punished and some evidences are available. It may be possible that not all were punished. Investigations can be made and those... Read more
WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:49pm EDTWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expressed concern on Friday about "disturbing events" surrounding this week’s presidential election in Rwanda in which incumbent Paul Kagame drew 93 percent of the votes. White House National Security Council said in a statement that progress has been in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide of 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus."We remain concerned, however, about a series... Read more
LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Presidential elections in Rwanda are a sign of peaceful reconciliation, though political restrictions during the campaign are a top concern, London said. turned out in record numbers Monday to cast their ballots. Paul Kagame, seeking his second term as Rwandan president, ran against three other candidates who were closely aligned with his ruling platform.The Rwanda National Election Commission confirmed Wednesday that Kagame... Read more
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda was publicly launched on 14th August 2009 at Hotel Laico (Ex-Novotel) Kigali, in presence of Rwandans, local and international media. Several diplomatic missions accredited to Rwanda were also present. The first anniversary is due in just five days ahead. The Government of Rwanda made it very difficult for the party to get registered. It was therefore blocked from submitting a presidential candidate in today’s elections.The chronology of events to be given... Read more
17 July 2010, 11:46 CET(BRUSSELS) - The European Union condemned on Friday the murder of a senior opposition official in Rwanda and urged authorities to clarify the circumstances of the "horrific" killing."The European Union firmly condemns the brutal murder of M. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party on 13 July," the office of EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement."The European Union urges the Rwandese Authorities to clarify the... Read more
France “condemns with the utmost firmness” the killing of Andrew Kagwa Rwisereka, Senior Vice-President of the Democratic Party Green Rwanda, said Thursday, July 15 the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.France “calls on the Rwandan authorities to shed full light on the circumstances of this heinous murder and bring those responsible to justice,” he said during a press briefing the spokesperson of the Quai d’Orsay, Bernard Valero.“Beyond this necessary duty of justice, it is up to the Rwandan... Read more
Brussels 14.07.2010Assassination of Rwandan Green Party Vice-President : Green MEPs demand investigation into the murder of André Kagwa Rwisereka Harms, Co-Chair of the Greens/EFA GroupEva Joly, President of the Development committeeHeidi Hautala, President of the sub-committee on Human RightsIsabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament"We are shocked and deeply saddened by the death of André Kagwa Rwisereka, first Vice-President of the... Read more
CHRI condemns the recent wave of killings and suppression of press freedoms in the run up to the Presidential election on the 9 August 2010. In the last two months Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist working for the banned newspaper Umuvugizi, and Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, the vice president of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, have been brutally murdered. There are allegations of RPF and security service involvement in a number of different incidents. Mr Frank Habineza, Green Party candidate... Read more : Allow Independent Autopsy of Opposition Politician Foreign Experts Should Investigate Circumstances of MurderJuly 21, 2010(New York) - The government of Rwanda should allow independent foreign experts to carry out an autopsy on the body of André Kagwa Rwisereka, vice president of the opposition Democratic Green Party, Human Rights Watch said today.Rwisereka was last seen late in the evening of July 12, 2010. His body was found near the southern... Read more
EUROPEAN UNIONBrussels, 16 July 2010A 138/10Statement by the spokesperson of HR Catherine Ashton on the murder of Rwandan politicianThe spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued the following statement today :"The European Union firmly condemns the brutal murder of M. André Kagwa Rwisereka, Vice President of the Rwandan Democratic Green Party on 13 July 2010 in Butare, Southern province of... Read more of Rwandan Greens Vice-President Mr. André Kagwa RwiserekaGlobal Greens demand investigation into the murder Call on the Commonwealth to act15 July 2010 • Global Greens StatementThe Global Greens express their deep shock and sadness at the murder of Rwandan Greens Vice President Mr. Andre Kagwa Rwisereka on 13 July 2010. Mr. Rwisereka was a prominent member of the Rwandan Greens which has been systematically blocked from registering as a... Read more urged to act over Rwandan election unrest16 July 2010Caroline Lucas, with other Green Party leaders in the Commonwealth, is urging action after the killing of the deputy leader of the Rwandan Green Party, Andre Kagwa Rwisereka.In the lead-up to Rwanda’s presidential vote on the 9th August, the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has been subject to harassment, intimidation, and death threats. Police have broken up party meetings, and the party has... Read more