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Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Déogratias Mushayidi and Bernard Ntaganda Nominated for SAKHAROV PRIZE FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT 2012

13 Sep

SAKHAROV PRIZE FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT 2012

All three of the following imprisoned Rwandan opposition representatives have tried to put an end to the cycle of violence by fostering dialogue and reconciliation.

Victoire Ingabire is an active advocate in several political movements of the Rwandan diaspora. In 2010, she was forbidden from running for presidential elections in Rwanda and has since then been in prison being charged with attempts against state security and espousing a genocide ideology.

Déogratias (Déo) Mushayidi, chairman of the political party the Pact People’s Defence (PDP), was kidnapped in Burundi. He is serving a life-sentence in Rwanda where he has been deported from Burundi.

Bernard Ntaganda, founder of the social party Imberukari, was imprisoned the very day candidatures for the presidency of Rwanda had to be registered.

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