By Prof Charles Kambanda
Mrs. Victoire Ingabire, Rwanda’s opposition leading figure, was recently released from jail after serving 8 years. International pressure forced Kagame to “grant” Executive Commutation to Mrs. Victoire Ingabire. However, Rwanda Investigations Bureau announced that Mrs. Victoire Ingabire had been Summoned to answer questions about two new crimes she committed after her release. Mrs Victoire Ingabire is accused of saying that:
(i) her prosecution and conviction was politically motivated and
( ii) there are many political prisoners in Rwandan.
Assertions ( i) and ( ii) above constitute a crime, threatening Kagame’s hold on power.
It is only under Kagame’s reign of terror that the Country’s Criminal Investigations Institution summons a person for ” interrogation” over crimes ( i) and ( ii) above only for the interrogations to end into political “deals” and/or ” agreements”!