Victoire Ingabire says she is ready to go back in jail for sake of free speech and human rights


A famous opposition politician in Rwanda, Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, has vowed to keep fighting  until people in Rwanda can “speak up without fear”

“I am out of prison to start a new struggle. We want Rwandans to speak up without fear. This is what we are going to focus on in future. If demanding free speech, respect of human rights for everybody in this country makes me go back to prison, then I am prepared for it,” Ingabire said according to The Guardian.

Ingabire’s remarks comes after President Kagame warned saying ”

“If you are not careful you can find yourself back in prison or back abroad on the streets. This Rwanda as it is now, we have learnt a lot from its history. If you are wise, you better be humble and work together with others in cooperation,” he said.

Victoire Ingabire, 49, was arrested in 2010 and given a 14-year sentence two years later.

She was convicted of a terrorist conspiracy to undermine the government and denial of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide but says the charges were a fabrication and politically motivated.

Ingabire is among   more than 2,000 prisoners freed this month through presidential mercy.

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