The FDU-INKINGI opposition party urges the Rwandan Government to say whereabouts of Théophile Ntirutwa. The government security services have not been able to inform his family, his lawyer or his party where he is since his arrest a week ago. He is the only once among the other leaders of the FDU-Inkingi who has not been shown to a lawyer.
Theophile Ntirutwa had been abducted by the DMI in September 2016 and kept for three being tortured before being abandoned on the road.
We are afraid that he is being tortured again and may end up with the fate of other FDU-Inkingi activists, including JD Habarugira, or anther activist, murdered on May 8, 2017 and Ms. Iragena Illuminee, abducted on March 26, 2016 and is feared dead.
It is therefore clear that the dictatorial regime of General Paul Kagame seeks to annihilate our political party by physically eliminating some of its members.
We call on the international community to provide urgent assistance to the family of Theophile Ntirutwa before he dies like his colleagues in the party.
Done in London on 12 September 2017
Commissioner for External Relations and spokesperson