Rwanda: U.S. Congress to Hold Hearing On Rwanda's Troubling Human Rights Record

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Rwanda: U.S. Congress to Hold Hearing On Rwanda's Troubling Human Rights Record
Washington, DC — Witness David Himbara: Hearing to Shine Light on President Kagame's Repressive Regime
 
The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations announced today that it will hold a hearing on May 20 to examine Rwanda's deteriorating human rights record under President Paul Kagame.
 
The hearing, "Developments in Rwanda," will feature testimony from several experts on Rwanda including David Himbara, a former top economic aide to President Kagame and coordinator of the North American branch of Democracy in Rwanda Now (DIRN); Robert Higiro, a former Rwandan army major who fled the country when he was ordered to assassinate Rwandan dissidents living in South Africa; and Robert Jackson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the US Department of State's Bureau of African Affairs.
 
"I highly commend Chairman Christopher Smith (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Karen Bass (D-CA) for holding this very important hearing, which will shine a brighter spotlight on Rwanda's troubling and worsening human rights record," said Mr. Himbara.
 
"I sincerely hope that this hearing, in addition to raising awareness among members of Congress and the American people about President Kagame's repressive regime, serves as a critical step toward ending the troubling, long-established authoritarian governance of Rwanda. The Rwandan people deserve to live in a country of opportunity and freedom, not one of tyranny and fear."
 
In recent years, President Kagame has taken deliberate steps to control Rwandan media, silence all opposition and quiet those who criticize his regime, as evidenced in Human Rights Watch's World Report 2015. The US State Department has condemned these actions, with spokesperson Jen Psaki noting in a Jan. 16, 2014, press briefing that the United States is "troubled by the succession of what appear to be politically motivated murders of prominent Rwandan exiles."
 
Many Rwandan opposition activists have disappeared or died under mysterious circumstances; the State Department's 2013 Country Report on Human Rights Practices states that Rwanda has "major human rights problems," including "arbitrary or unlawful killings both inside and outside of the country, disappearances, torture, harsh conditions in prisons and detention centers, arbitrary arrests, prolonged pretrial detentions and government infringement on citizens' privacy rights."
 
Democracy in Rwanda Now (DIRN) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes democracy, free speech and human rights for Rwandans.
 
CONTACT
 
David Himbara Democracy in Rwanda Now (DIRN) dhimbara@hushmail.com democracyinrwandanow.org
 

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Info Rwanda 21/05/2015 00:18

Vidéo interessante à publier : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiXyucoUg_k


Published on May 9, 2015 by Ikondera info

Muri iki kiganiro Bwana Boniface RUTAYISIRE aratanga ubuhamya bw' ukuntu yapfuye nyuma akazuka. Boniface RUTAYISIRE ufite ishyaka rya politiki ritavuga rumwe n'ubutegetsi bw'u Rwanda ryitwa "BANYARWANDA" arasobonura uburyo Genocide y'abahutu yateguwe ndetse ikanashyirwa mu bikorwa ngo ikozwe n'abasilikare ba FPR-Inkotanyi ndetse ngo bafatanyije na bamwe mu batutsi barokotse Genocide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiXyucoUg_k

Gakuba phibert 20/05/2015 10:12

Himbara na merika barigukina Politiki yo kurangaza les Bantous MU BIHUGU byo hati ya AFRIKA kugirango berekana ko hari icyo bakura kuri iriya escadro de la mort yabo. biriya nti mukabihe agacyiro. BOSENIBAMWE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jm 19/05/2015 18:55

Coup d’état mu BDI, ikinamico?
Ariko ari ikinamico nka ya yindi ya Habyara abasirikari baraye barasa hejuru muri octobre 1990 kugiranga afate aboyitaga « ibyitso », Perezida Nkurunziza yaba ari umuhanga.

jm 19/05/2015 18:36

Bishobora kuba ari bya bihuha byanyu na none ! Umuntu ujya KUVUGA IBINTU SERIEUX abanza kubikorera PUB kuri internet ?

Bibaye aribyo, ibyo bisobanuye ko, izo Leta Zunzubumwe zishaka gushyira ku karubanda imikorere ya HE.

None se twiyibagize ko nta ambassade yabo iba iwacu? Iyo ambassade iyobewe ibiberayo, nta raporo itanga buri cyumweru kuri situation politique?

Yego abenshi turi ibicucu, ariko na none….

RWANDA 19/05/2015 17:55

WABONA KOKO NKUKO BAVUGA IWACU NGO AGATINZE KAZAZA N'AMENYO YARUGURU.
UWANZE KUMVA NTIYANZE NO KUBONA. URETSEKO ABAZUNGU NABO BADUKINA: NI IKISE BATAZI, ILIYANGOMA YAKOZE. IBYINSHI KO ALI NABO BABAGA BABIPANZE.