Friday, December 31, 2010

Rwandan Opposition Leaders' Holidays in Max Security Prison

The Kagame regime arrested opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza in Kigali, Rwanda, 15 days after the release of the U.N. report documenting the regime’s war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocidal massacres of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and she has remained behind bars ever since.

Rwandan opposition leader and presidential candidate Bernard Ntaganda was arrested on June 24 before he could leave his home to protest exclusion from Rwanda’s presidential election and has been behind bars in Kigali’s 1930 maximum security prison since. In May, Ntaganda told KMEC Radio-Mendocino that the real problem in Rwanda is not between Hutu and Tutsi but between rich and poor.

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and Bernard Ntaganda, two of the three presidential candidates who attempted to run against incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame this year, spent their holidays in a maximum security prison in Kigali, Rwanda.

Read more at the San Francisco Bay View.