Injustice still at large against Rwandan citizens and those politicians opposed to Kagame’s ruleBy Amiel Nkuliza, Sweden
On 15th September, 2011, on his way home after following up on M/s Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, Eric Nshimyumuremyi was shot by Kagame’s security men. In Gikondo where he was shot from, residents came for his rescue and called in the police which was nearby.
Instead of Police saving Eric Nshimyumuremyi from his assassins, they just handcuffed him with hands very much tightened behind his back, a cruel style that was commonly used by the cadres of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front when they wanted to kill someone so fast commonly known as “Akandoyi” .
Instead of rushing the critically injured patient to the clinic, was taken to the coolers in Kicukiro prison.
On 2nd August 2012, Eric Nshimyumuremyi who was the president of an opposition political party called PS Imberakuri in Kicukiro district, was supposed to appear before the Nyarugenge court of high instance, before hundreds of people that had turned up to follow the court case of this politician, he was only surprised to hear that the judge who was to preside over his case did not come to the court at all.
This case has been postponed several times; the court registrar announced that case was pushed further for next hearing to 14th August this year.
Since he was shot, and detained, Eric Nshimyumuremyi was not allowed to be treated and a bullet that was shot in his chest has never been removed.
Human rights watchdogs like Amnesty Internationaland Human Rights Watch, has continued to demand Kagame’s government to provide medical treatment to this politician before being taken to court, but the dictatorship of Kagame has kept a deaf ear.