RWANDA: ALERT URGENT ACTION NEEDED
The opposition figure was assaulted today by police officers within the Supreme Court premises while waiting for the opening of the appeal hearing of political prisoner Madame Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza. He was taken to Kicukiro police station (Kigali city) where he was thoroughly beaten. Eye witnesses claim that he is in critical condition with severe injuries and broken bones. The Rwanda National Police has denied FDU-Inkingi delegation access to the ailing colleague still on the floor of the police cell.
We call upon the government of Paul Kagame to ensure that Sylvain Sibomana receives adequate medical care; to allow visits from family members, party colleagues, human rights activists and journalists. Police officers involved in this brutality together with the Inspector General of the Police should be held accountable.
External Relations Commissioner.