Peter Erlinder was arrested last month as he was preparing a case for charges of Rwanda genocide-denial against opposition presidential candidate VictoireIngabire. The court will decide Thursday afternoon.
C. Peter Erlinder, the law professor who flew to Rwanda last month to see his client VictoireIngabire, has been charged with denying the Rwandan genocide of 1994, says the AP. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in... [read post]
C. Peter Erlinder, a professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and an advocate for human rights, has been arrested and jailed in Rwanda. He was in the country to see a client, VictoireIngabire, who opposes the current... [read post]
William Mitchell College of Law Professor C. Peter Erlinder traveled to Rwanda on May 23 to help defend opposition presidential candidate VictoireIngabire Umuhoza against charges of promoting genocidal ideology. Erlinder, who warned that he might be targeted by the... [read post]
The next presidential elections in Rwanda are about two years away but the opposition in exile is already getting ready for them. The Unified Democratic Forces (UDF) have already... - 01.26.2009, YouTube
[JURIST] The Rwandan high court ruled Wednesday that the case against opposition leader VictoireIngabire Umuhoza [campaign website; JURIST news archive] will continue despite her announcement this week that she refuses to attend further proceedings. The court's ruling [AP report] paves the way for the prosecution to begin its case on Monday in Ingabire's absence. She faces charges [BBC report] of threatening state security, propagating ethnic hatred and "genocide revisionism" based on accusations of ... [read post]
[JURIST] A Rwandan opposition politician pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the 1994 genocide [HRW backgrounder] and was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Joseph Ntawangundi, an aid to Hutu opposition leader VictoireIngabire Umuhoza, was convicted in absentia [New Times report] in 2007, and originally sentenced to 19 years in prison. Ntawangundi pleaded guilty after returning to [read post]
Ce 9 mars 2013, lors d’une cérémonie organisée par le RifDP à Bruxelles, le Prix VictoireIngabire Umuhoza pour la Démocratie et la Paix a été décerné à deux lauréats : Le Colonel Luc Marchal, ancien commandant de la force onusienne « Minuar » au Rwanda et Monsieur Sylvestre Bwira, congolais d’origine et activiste des droits de l’homme.
The trial opened Monday of Rwandan opposition leader VictoireIngabire, an outspoken critic of President Paul Kagame's regime who is charged with fomenting insecurity and ethnic divisions.
Months before the UN report was published, she was the first female Rwandan to publicly defy Kagame’s regime, on Rwandan soil, by mentioning war crimes committed to Hutu people during RPF military campaigns. Arriving Rwanda since 16 years, besides acknowledging the Genocide against Tutsi, she equally mentioned crimes against humanity committed to Hutu people in history of Rwanda.