Kigali 30th December 2010
Madame Victoire INGABIRE, the detained Chair of FDU-INKINGI opposition party, was produced in the GASABO Intermediate Court at 14:00 for the verdict on her motion to be released as the detention order expired. The Court verdict was “NO BAIL”. A new chapter in this judicial parody is open. Without independence Justice lacks public confidence. The basic safeguards for the exercise of the executive and judicial powers in this country are not working in accordance with the fundamental principles of rule of law and fairness. This makes the ruling party and its state machinery a judge in its own cause. We have no trust any more.
We all recall that on 22 May 2010 in an interview with the Daily Monitor (Uganda), President Paul KAGAME stated that Madame Victoire INGABIRE will be kept where she belongs, in prison. A week before her arrest, the President renewed his threats. His judicial is executing the order, and nothing will change until he changes his mind.
We need freedom, justice and democracy.
Interim Secretary General.