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Victoire Ingabire’s worries: “The question now is how long is the life expectancy of an opposition leader in Rwanda?”

Norman S. Miwambo spoke to Mrs Victoire Ingabire and asked her the question:

How do you consider yourself given the current political situation in the country?

Victoire Ingabire’s answer:

I am a victim of a dictatorship.
I have no rights in my country.
I have no chance to see my children and my husband still in exile in Europe.
I am under house arrest and the regime’s judiciary has refused to take me to court alleging that the prosecution is still gathering the evidence.
I receive almost every day death threats.
The state police makes sure I remain in almost a total quarantine. They have now started a campaign of pressure on estates’ owners in order to make sure I have no home to rent. For example my previous landlord cancelled our tenancy agreement because of serious death threats from security services. On 17th July 2010, I moved to another house, and two days later the owner explained that his safety is more important.
Recently we invited journalists for a press conference, and all the hotels cancelled our bookings at the last minute.
The question now is how long is the life expectancy of an opposition leader in Kigali?

Source: Modern Ghana.

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