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Dutch police honour Rwanda’s request and confiscate documents and computers from Ingabire’s house in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors have confiscated material from a Rwandan opposition leader in two Dutch houses after a request from the African country where she is suspected of terrorism, the prosecutors said on Monday.

Opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was charged in October with helping to form the Coalition of Democratic Forces, a militant group based in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was also charged with threatening national security and public order.

“This involves a legal request from Rwandan authorities for an investigation that has been running for several months. She is suspected of terrorism in that investigation,” a Dutch prosecutors’ spokesman said.

Dutch prosecutors have confiscated documents and computers and a Dutch court will judge whether legal procedures have been followed correctly before the material can be sent to Rwanda, the spokesman said.

The ruling may take a few months, he said.

Ingabire, the outspoken head of the unregistered United Democratic Forces (UDF) party, returned to Rwanda in January from exile in the Netherlands to contest presidential elections but was barred from standing.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges in a court hearing in October and said she believed the case against her was political.



1 manyamuala { 12.14.10 at 9:42 am }

This is not a request from Rwandan authority! This is a request from the foreign corporate war-lords who are violently looting Congo’s natural resources using their proxy Paul Kagame.
Why do you think the corporate controlled governments of USA, Britain and European Union are hell-bent on killing/prosecuting anyone who negatively mention Paul Kagame’s name? The answer: “They must to control access to Congolese resources! Protecting Rwandan ruling elites puts African faces to those dark sides of their Congo’s operations that they do not want the rest of the world to see! The Rwandan ruling elites are happy and willing participants in these dark and messy artrocities, just like Charles Taylor of Liberia was.
Because almost all African elites are security guards, all African natural resources, including land, are permanently in the hands of corporate war-lords as loan securities. African elites borrow huge amounts of money to buy weapons from these war-lords. The weapons are used to control or kill poor unarmed Africans. The only power handed to all African countries when they became “independent” was the means of controlling Africans citizens! Yes, “independent” in order to control poor African citizens using all violent means necessary!

2 Gigi { 12.15.10 at 2:55 am }

Terrorism is terrorism and the Dutch Government is doing the right thing by cooperating with Rwanda to bring the case to a conclusion instead of whinning like everybody else about the case being ‘political’ following misleading voices from anti-rwanda crusaders

3 MAD { 12.15.10 at 3:33 am }

Well done GIGI!!! Terrorism is terrorism, And All together let us fight it from whereever and from WHOEVER. And Hopefully that ONE DAY, Rwandans will know WHO IS BEHIND all this unspeakabble tragedy.

4 james Habimana { 12.16.10 at 6:58 am }

Sorry for Rwanda for the truth will never be known till there is freedom for all Rwandese.

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