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Rwandan Human Rights Organization, ADL, Under Threat

Kigali – In an article published today under the title “NGO exposed after infighting”, The New Times, mouthpiece of Paul Kagame’s ruling party RPF, labels the Rwandan Human Rights Organization ADL as a “‘negationnists’ network“. For anybody who knows Rwanda, this is an accusation which has to be taken seriously.
ADL stands for Association Rwandaise pour la défense des Droits de la personne et des Libertés publiques.
These accusations reveal how fragile the ADL is now. It is pointed out that the ADL is not properly registered and that its temporary authorization to operate expires in September this year. What does that mean?
Here is what The New Times writes about ADL.

An imminent ‘negationists’ network’ operating in Rwanda suspected of coordinating Genocide convicts with fugitives abroad and posturing as a local Human Rights organization, has been exposed by its members after a fall out.

Rwandan Association for the Defence of People’s Rights and Public Liberties (ADL) was formed in 1991 and receives funding from some groups in France.

Its activities involve conducting ‘shaddy’ surveys on Genocide convicts to come up with reports that strongly criticize and abuse government policies.

Recently, members of ADL fell out over management of funds which led to some of them ganging up against the association’s chairperson, Cassien Kasire, and deposing him because he questioned how money was spent.

“It is an extremely negative association operating with outside negative groups against the government and posing as a human rights organization,” Kasire said in an interview with The Sunday Times.

Kasire has been heading the association for the last three years.

“Before I joined this association, people tried to close it and actually there were plans to plot for its closure, but I refused. My aim was to join it and change the radicals in the association,” said the embattled Kasire.

“Things turned out to be different when I got there. I realized that I was working with a team of extremists that could not easily be changed.”

Malicious reports

The association recently released a report on Local Government Performance Contracts and strongly criticized the whole practice.

The report, a copy of which The Sunday Times has obtained, brands the contracts as a ‘slavery’ (uburetwa)
According to Kasire; “When I received a copy of the report I realized that the team that had compiled it had termed the whole exercise as slavery. I immediately called for an executive committee meeting and asked them to change the wording.”

“During the meeting, my deputy, Leonard Ngerageze, stood up in protest and accused me of having a double mission in the association claiming that I am taking the association to the RPF (party).”

“I told him (Ngerageze) that the aim of the association is not to destroy the country but to help in its construction through promoting human rights,” he added.

He said that the meeting of the Executive Committee ended without a consensus.

The association had received Rwf 5 million from the Great Lakes Human Rights body (LDGL) to conduct the survey.

Another organisation, Forum d’Aide Juridique (FAJ) according to Kasire, recently gave the association Rwf 28 million to conduct a survey on the situation of prisons in the country.

He said that members of the association were divided into different groups to conduct the survey.
“I learnt that Leopold Hakizimana who was working on Kibungo prison was actually doing something different from what we had agreed on;”

“He was gathering information from prisoners, manipulating it and sending reports to France through a friend called André Barthélemy who heads an association called AGIR Ensemble that is a strong critic of Gacaca,” said Kasire.

AGIR Ensemble released radical reports after the Nyamirambo Gacaca court sentenced a human rights activist, Francois Xavier Byuma, to 19 years in jail for his role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Barthélemy is said to be Hakizimana’s brother-in-law-to. Kasire claims that Hakizimana used to send information from prisons to his sister who would pass on the information to the husband.

“I had to stop Hakizimana by removing him from the surveying team. He was working with Beata Uwimpambere who strongly protested on behalf of her colleague. This was a clear indication that there was something fishy going on,” said Kasire.

He added that later, on February 20, Kasire called for a General Assembly to review an audit report on how funds meant for the prison survey were used.

“During the meeting, members of the committee admitted that they had misused the funds and I ordered them to refund the money.

My deputy, Ngerageze acknowledged that he embezzled about Rwf 210,000 but after this meeting, I was surprised to receive a text message from Ngerageze calling for an extra-ordinary meeting,” said Kasire.

He added that he never attended the meeting since it was not important for him and this is the same meeting that resolved to suspend him.

“The committee is organizing a general assembly to lobby for my eviction and I insist the intentions of these people are not promoting and defending human rights. Authorities should investigate this association,” said Kasire.

The Sunday Times learnt that ADL is currently not registered and still uses documents they acquired in 1991.
Recently, it acquired a temporary document from Nyarugenge District which will expire in September this year.

When contacted, Ngerageze refuted the allegations and instead blamed Kasire for being a dictator and ‘the reason why the association was failing’.

“I am surprised he is the one making those claims. He endorsed the performance contract report himself,” Ngerageze said.

“We sent him the report and asked him to make changes which he did not do,” Ngerageze charged.
He also refuted claims that he embezzled and diverted funds of the association.

“I have proof that all the funds were properly used. He should produce evidence against me because the audit report clearly shows how we effectively used the money,” he said.

“I personally don’t find any problem with talking to prisoners. We sought permission and got it. This man has a problem that we could not tolerate.”

Ngerageze however could not clearly state the differences between him, the committee and Kasire.
He instead claimed that Kasire is a dictator and that he was not going to tolerate him.

3 comments

1 Ihumure { 03.17.10 at 2:19 pm }

Mfite ikibazo nibaza:

Ibivugwa mu kinyamakuru New Times ku muryango nyarwanda uharanira uburenganzira bw’ikiremwamuntu n’ubwisanzure bw’ibanze binteye amatsiko n’agahinda kenshi!

Ndasanga umuntu yakwibaza ahantu ibyanditswe n’umunyamakuru witwa Edwin Musoni avuga ku witwa Leopold HAKIZIMANA Muhamyangabo umwe mu banyamuryango ba ADL, mwene Gatambiye Rwego Rwa Buyenge wa Munyarubindo wa Muhamyangabo, bihurira n’ibya Gacaca ku kibazo cya Byuma François Xavier i Nyamirambo.

Usomye iyi nkuru ahita asanga uyu wanditse iyi nkuru, nuwayimuhaye, bafite ubuhanga bukeya mu bwanditsi bw’itangazamukuru rwose.

Nawe se uti: Muhamyanagbo Hakizimana Leopold yakorag ai Kibungo mu magereza! Ukongera uti yatangaga amakuru akuye mu magereza ayoherereza uwitwa Barthélemy wo mu Bufaransa, kandi uyu mugabo Barthélemy akaba yarakoze rapport isharira ku Rwanda kuri Gacaca yabaye i Nyamirambo!!!!!!!!

None ubu tutaretse kubeshyanya koko ibi bihuriye hehe? Aya ni amatiku rwose.

Ibyanditswe bikagira biti: “Aba bantu barwanya FPR”! Hiiii, ni ukwisekera rwose.

Ubwo se izo nkuru z’uruvange rw’amatiku koko uyu mugabo Kasire agaruye mu Rwanda rwa Gasabo ni bwoko ki koko?

Ubwo se Kasire uwo yaba akeka ko yaba akunda u Rwanda kurusha Muhamyangabo Hakizimana Léopold?

Ubwo se uwo Ksire aribeshya ko azabeshya FPR ko ariwe ushaka gufasha igihugu kubaka koko? Ndasanga aha yibeshya.

Nizere ko Leta y’u Rwanda itazongera kugwa mu mutego w’abantu bitwaza amashyaka bayihisha inyuma bagamije guteranya abanyarwanda. Icyo gihe cyararangiye.

Ubwo uwo mugabo Kasire yita: Muhamyangabo Hakizimana Léopold un extremiste ashingiye kuki?

Huum, nizere atazi icyo iryo jambo rivuga.

Umugabo ngo amanika agati yicaye yajya kukamanura agahaguruka.

Rwose Kasire akenyere pe. FPR yaguye mu mutego mwinshi w’abayibeshya bashaka guhora bateranya abanyarwanda!, nizere ko abayiyobora bakangutse bareba kure kurusha uwo Kasire.

Kuki se Kasire nk’Umuyobozi wa ADL atagiye kurega abo asebya isi yose ra, inkiko mu Rwanda ko zikora?

Niba ashaka gufasha u Rwanda kurwabaka no kuruha ingufu rugarura imibanire y’abanyarwanda, uwo Kasire kuki atatanze ikirego mu rukiko maze amazimwe agashira!

Kasire agomba kumenya ko uwanga amazimwe abandwa habona.

Njye si ndi umwera ndi umwana w’Umurwanda. Ndi umwana utamena ifu y’amasaka ngo nyibange n’umukungugu.

Ndahamagairira Kasire rero wibeshya ko ashaka gufasha FPR kubaka u Rwanda, ndamusaba kujya kubaza uburyo Mukamburamatare Adriya nyirasenge wa Muhamyangabo Léopold yishwe kubera amatiku yaranze abanyarwanda amwita “INZOKA”! Azajye kubaza uburyo uwitwa “Munyangango n’umuryango we ugizwe n’abantu cumi numwe bose bishwe, uwo yari mukuru w’uwo mwana!

Ba uretse nkubwire, ndashaka gusaba Kasire mbere yo kwita abantu “Extremistes” yihisha inyuma ya FPR, azabanze asome amahame ya FPR! niturangiza tuzaganira.

uwo Ksire ni Inyangarwanda ahubwo pe. Kuko muri iki gihe kwita umuntu “Extremistes” uzi neza ko ataribyo, ukajya kubyandikisha mu kinyamakuru kandi ubizi ko wabihimbye, ibi njye nsanga ahubwo uwo Kasire agamije gusenya abanyarwanda n’igihugu pe! FPR igombe ikanguke rero.

Sinkeneye gutanga ubuhamya bw’akababaro k’uwo mwana hakizimana, wababaye kuva ari umwana, Erega kubabara si uguhora urira! Erega abakuru baravuze ngo “mu nda ni kure” cyane! Iyo mfubyi rero, Kasire agamije kubuza amahoro, amenye ko azabisobanurira inzego z’ubutabera z’u Rwanda! Njye ndabyizeye pe.

Hakizimana se yaba arwanya FPR ngo agere kuki? FPR se ko ari umutwe wa Politiki, Hakizimana yaba akora politiki? Aramutse ayikoze yaba akeneye kujya kwihisha inyuma ya ADL kubera iki? Kereke niba uwo Kasire yahagarara akanyemeza mu Rwanda nta burenganzira bwo gukora politiki bwemerewe abandi bantu baba batararahihe mu ishyaka rya FPR! icyo gihe Kasire natwereka ko nta démocratie iri mu wanda: FPR nandi mashyaka ahari azabimubaza! Icyo nahamya ni uko nziko Hakizimana atigeze akjora Politiki! Aho Kasire ntafite byinshi azasobanura ra haba muri FPR cyanwga muri ADL ! Reka dutegereze. Ubwo se niba kasitre akunda FPR ayimariye iki koko, ko mbona ibi yaba yarandikishije nta kintu bigamije uretse kutwereka ko biba amafaranga muri ADL ayobora cyangwa yayaboraga ra! “INDA NINI YISHE UKUZE” uyu ni umugani w’abanyarwanda. yego crise économique ku isi yose iteye ubwo mais!
Ubwo se kwandika ku kibaza cy’amagereza bihuriye hehe no kuba “extremiste”!

Uwanda rwejo hashize uwaba yaburaye yazindukaga kare cyane akajya guhakishwa amagambo mu buyobozi akabwira abantu ati buriya murabizi uriya Nyirana na Naka buriya banga u Rwanda, ati bakorana na FPR (ndavuga mu Rwanda rwahoze rwitwa u Rwanda rwa Habyalimana! yari yaragize nk’akarima kigenga na MRND ye)! None rero Kasire nawe ati rwose wenda narisha kubeshya nihishe inyuma ya FPR!

Nizere rwose ko FPR itazakora nka MRND ngo nayo yitege umutego w’amatiku y’abantu ku giti cyabo.

Ndahamagarira imiryango y’abanyarwanda bose bazi Hakizimana Léopold nk’umwana wa rwego Gatambiye (yaba abayobozi cyangwa imiryango itegamiye kuri Leta cyangwa abantu ku giti cyabo ko bashyigikira iyo mfubyi maze ikarega Kasire mu rukiko aho guhahamurwa n’igisare k’igisebo yasizwe na Kasire!

Ndahamagarira n’ubwanditsi bwa Niw Times ko bajya bashaka amakuru kuburyo burambuye mu ikorana bushishozi bityo bakazirinda inyandiko zo zatangaza amakuru agamije gutanya abanyarwanda pe.

Ndakeka Hakizimana yahawe uburere neza n’abamubyaye maze akaba agifite uburere muziho. Ntago tukiri mwihuzagurika.

Hakizimana se yaba yoherereza mushiki we amakuru ya Gereza ngo ayamaze iki ra? Ubwo se Kasise arumva ari umugabo ko uzafasha u Rwanda kwisana koko niba yibeshya gukora atyo ntaho twazagera.

André Barthélemy niba yaranditse ibisebya u Rwanda se Kasire n’indi miryango yabimenye yakoze iki niba bari bafite ibimenyetso byerekana ko ibyanditswe n’uwo mugabo Barthélemy ku Rwanda bifitanye isano na “Extremistes”!

Uriya Barthélemy se we nta mategeko amugenga ra? Kasire natuze rero azaregwa icyaha cyo gusebanya no gukwirakwiza inkuru yatuma abantu bafata Hakizimana mu ijosi!

Nzi abanyamuryango ba FPR bakunda u Rwanda! Kasire azatumeho Munyarubindo mukuru wa Hakizimana maze azarebe akaguru ke! Sinigishijwe gutukana. Mbiye Kasire ngo agire amahoro.

Imana imurind, ndavuga Imana y’abanyarwanda itarabanguraga mbere y’umwaduko w’Abera baje batekereza nka Kasire!

Yari Ihumure.

2 Karake Jean de Dieu { 03.22.10 at 6:16 am }

Muraho banditsi b’iyi nkuru,
Maze gusoma iyi nkuru nubwo ntazi uyu muryango bwose ,gusa uyu Kasire Cassien nkaba muzi akora mu Karere ka Bugesera, ndasanga ibyo yanditse byatuma umuntu yibaza byinshi.

1.Ariko se niba avuga ko uyu muryango ADL amaze imyaka 3 yose awuyobora biriya avuga ntiyabibonaga?? kuki atasabye leta icyo gihe gukurikirana bariya bantu yarinze gusohora mu kinyamakuru?? ntazi aho inzego z’umutekano ziba ko ibyo abarega ubwabyo ari icyaha mu mategeko?? niba aribyo azakurikiranwe guhishira abagizi ba nabi abishaka.

2.Uriya Ngerageze simuzi gusa ukurikiye neza nta kuntu ukungirije yarya 210.000fr muri 28.000.000fr ngo narangiza akweguze ??? ahubwo ni wowe wari kumweguza akanasabwa kwishyura bityo nsanga ahubwo warugiye kumugira nkuko wagize abanyabugesera ubacuza udufaranga ngo ubashe kwemeza ko ibyabo byangijwe n’umuhanda Kigali -Bugesera -Kirundo, abandi ukabagira ibyo wagize ba Rwiyemeza murimo ….,abaturage sibo babonye bagukira bakaba bashima Leta yakwirukanye muri uwo mwanya wowe n’abo mwafatanyaga. Ese wafunguwe ute ?? Aho si Ruswa cyangwa ikimenyane ??? .Ibi tubireke None ubushomeri bukuriye utaramara kabiri n’umuryango warimo utangiye kuwugira akarima kawe ,Yewe Ngerageze uwo aho abwira ikinyamakuru ko Uyobozanya igitugu atakwihanganira ntiyibeshye ahubwo yibagiwe kongeraho ko Unyunyuza ibyarubanda rugufi , akaba we yarakunaniye .
Mugusoza nasabaga ubwanditsi bw’iki kinyamakuru kuzakora inkuru kubyo yirukaniwe mu Bugesera bashatse aho bakura amakuru babaza abo bakoranaga mu Karere ubu yafungisjije nyamara ariwe gashoza ntambara Hagati y’ akarere na ba rwiyemezamurimo batamuhaye ibyo yabasabaga (cash )ngo isoko barihabwe nyuma akanga gusinya ibyo yemeye akarere ka kabigwamo ngo katanze amasoko nabi, bamwe muribo baracyakora mu Karere.
Cyangwa bazabaze abaturajye basenyewe n’umuhanda uko yababwiraga??? yewe niba baramwise intumwa ya FPR atari ibyo yahinbye baba rwose barayisebeje niyo yatuma ntiyatuma Kasire
Murakoze yari inshuti yanyu
Kar

3 rutihunza { 04.03.10 at 6:25 am }

Kasira Cassiani asebya ADL yifashishije Ngerageze Léonard na Hakizimana Léopold agamije kwiha akabyizi nkako abitwa Makombe na Mukarutabana bihaye, bahirika bagenzi babo bo muri Liprodhor. Bamaze kubatangaho umuganda kwa Mukama Abbasi, bahereyeko bahembwa by’intanga rugero. Karasira abona ko atakwitesha kiriya gihembo. Nibitaraza biri inyuma.

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