OPEN LETTER: Survivors’ reply to the personalities opposing Judi Rever’s talk at the University of Cambridge, on April 21, 2021.

The panel is being hosted over Zoom by the Centre for Geopolitics, located at the Alison Richard Building

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters,” says a West African proverb. We, the hunted, need to start telling our own story. 

In reaction to an invitation from the University of Cambridge to the Canadian author of the book “In Praise of Blood, the crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front,” Judi Rever, for a talk on 21 April 2021, a list of western and other scholars, journalists, scientists, researchers and historians wrote to the Chancellor raising their concerns about the platform offered to her to present her findings of 20 years of investigative work in the Great Lakes region. 

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Judi Rever

Her book, substantiated with more than 200 Rwandan Patriotic Front’s defectors, former soldiers and survivors, brings up the discreet killings that Kagame’s forces committed ruthlessly against Hutus in the dark while the Interahamwe slaughtered Tutsis in the daylight. She concludes by acknowledging the genocide perpetrated against Tutsis, and at the same time questions why the RPF’s masses crimes, among them a genocide against Hutus has not only been ignored but the perpetrators are internationally praised instead of being pursued. 

We, the undersigned, Judi Rever’s work supporters and survivors of the RPF’s masse crimes, are world’s citizens, Hutus and Tutsis that life spared miraculously from October 1st, 1990 to 2003, almost for a purpose to tell the world the only truth experienced by direct witnesses of what happened. From that period, there are crimes our parents and families fell victims of and which were erased from the history books that our “scholars” don’t mention at all in their research work. 

These crimes took place initially between the start of the civil war and April 6th, 1994 when president Habyarimana was assassinated. Tens of thousands of peasants from Byumba and Ruhengeri in the north east of Rwanda died in the hands of the RPF, but aren’t accounted for anywhere. The second period that saw the decimation and masses killings of our people, that the Mapping Report characterised as of genocide nature once investigated by a court, occurred between 1993 and 2003 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

We feel strongly wronged and angered when some personalities, whatever their intentions and academic or professional credentials, claim to represent what we experienced without any mandate from us. They should stop. On one hand, their opposition to the presence of Judi Rever at the University of Cambridge shows their lack of any humanity. They should be ashamed. On the other hand, some of them have built their careers on spoon-fed lies provided by the RPF of president Kagame. Consequently, they find it hard to keep quiet when the truth is offered a public stand. If they don’t do something, they could irremediably risk their credibility and future. To some extent, their situation could seem understandable, but not excusable because there are the lives of the survivors of the genocide against the Hutus on the line.

What is surprising is that some of Judi Rever’s discreditors know the truth but publicly display and pretend an incredible ignorance at the extent of defending the crimes’ perpetrators, because that suits them and their interests. Their attitude inclines to demonstrate that it’s not anymore about what Judi Rever explains from her book, but what they want her to cover up by not stating the facts, as they themselves did for the last 27 years.

As Pr Charles Kambanda wrote on October 24, 2014 in an open letter at the release of the BBC documentary ”Rwanda: Untold Story,“ while reacting to a similar group of personalities, ”Genocide denial should not become a social-political tool to suppress critical thinking, human intelligibility and human freedoms.” Judi Rever’s detractors should respect her freedom of expression as long they fear to discuss in an open debate her findings on a second genocide in Rwanda. 

Signed:

From the source which compiled the signatures, we learn that they collected 352 including some from the children of feu president Habyarimana. Their list was sent to the Centre for Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge organising the talk.

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: “We want a revolution.” (Part V and Final)

From the minute 40:09 up to the minute 52:37 of the video.

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne is a Rwandan human right activist who, from Rwanda, published a series of youtube videos, starting from January 31 up to February 15, 2021, the day when the Rwandan Investigative Bureau (RIB) arrested her. This is the final part of her last video published on her last day of freedom. By the time of this writing, she had already appeared in court twice where she denied all the accusations. The court kept her in prison for another 30 days. 

You have to stand up (2X). On this day of 16/02/21, we should all stand up, and walk up to Urugwiro (the President’s office). Firstly, they have to bring back Bahati before they kill him. They have to give us Bahati if they haven’t killed him yet. (eennn…) Even if they’ve killed him, they need to show us his body. You need to stand up. They have to confirm to us that they killed our people. They should stay put and face justice because they cannot bring them back. They cannot bring back Kizito and others. (ennn…). They have to agree on that and confess their sins. 

They have to confirm to us willingly that our country doesn’t have a president, but it is instead led by a dead body. They should let us vote for the one we want. Democratically. Do you understand? Do you understand that? You, members of AGATSIKO? If you don’t resign, the Almighty is coming for you. I am telling you. You should do that while you still have time. 

I am asking the Rwandan soldiers, the national police, to preserve the safety of every citizen who will join to go out and advocate for their revolution. Those from the city of Kigali, we will meet at Urugwiro. The one who can start their march at 7:00 am; at least by 9:00 am, we will have people already at Urugwiro. I will repeat for the security forces including the police, you are requested to ensure the safety of Rwandans going after their revolution. You are security forces for Rwandans, but not for Agatsiko of assassins. Those from the provinces, you will go to your district’s office, please select among yourselves your leaders, then we will stand up and seek democracy we long for; let’s advocate for democracy we need to have, but that we don’t have presently. 

Let’s seek true reconciliation, and let’s not get them to mislead us, while they divide us; let’s fight for our rights (2X). Those who are abroad, you shouldn’t sit down and relax; if you don’t do anything, the Almighty will punish you. Everyone who doesn’t take part in this action, let me tell you (X2), the Almighty will punish them. He will keep them in eternal slavery. Moretekan told Esther that the purpose of her coming to the royal court was for her to become useful when the time would be convenient. It wasn’t for you to come and enjoy royal niceties, while your people were suffering. He also added that, in case you don’t accomplish your mission, the Jewish tribe will be saved but you and your family will perish. I should repeat this at your intention, Rwandans. I am repeating this for you. Wherever you are, those who are dying from fear, afraid to get out of that state, those who became fear’s instruments, and those saying that they are favoured by the regime, anyone who won’t take part in this coming revolution, will only watch while others will enjoy the outcome. That won’t stop the Almighty from saving his tribe. I am telling you. That won’t stop Him. However, anyone who will have been a bystander, indifferent, that one will be cursed with his family. That’s why I am calling you to stand up: those in Kigali, provinces and abroad, whichever country you are in. Everyone needs to do something. Because, as I told you, I used to have that false peace they boast about. I was clean and that’s the reason they couldn’t find any sin to link me with. They then accused me of belittling genocide. I have four children. I am a mother. (iii..) I don’t have anyone who would look after them if I died. But I decided to sacrifice my life, my children. Don’t you see that they have been harassing/intimidating me, kidnaping my child, aren’t intelligence’s vehicles continuously circulating in front of my gate. Why don’t I have fear? When you look at me, do you think I am a terrorist? Why would I become a terrorist? (X2) Let me tell you. I don’t even have anyone in prison, in case I would have a strong resentment against the regime, for those people I would fight to get them out. There was nothing to make me radical. I became radical because of the bad governance which is impacting my people. I want Rwandans to have peace. I want them to be free. I want to release them from the yoke of the enemy. If I am the one that the Almighty is using, stand up with me. If you don’t support me, the Almighty won’t judge me. If you want to remain in your enslavement, you will remain there. I believe in the Almighty and I know nobody has ever won over Him. It’s Him who sent me. To announce His message to the Medi and Perses. He sent me to talk to them because I knew them. I knew them very much. Assess yourselves, release cowardice and fear from your personality, get rid of this wrong understanding saying that we are divided along ethnic lines, don’t look at people under the ethnic loops of Tutsi or Hutu. Take Action. Rwandan Security Forces, take action and support (this call for a revolution). If you decide not to support, the Almighty will curse you in daylight. Those aware that their hands are clean of any blood, take action. Stand Up and do something. Since I came to realise who I am, that I am not a product or rice for sale, if somebody else emerges tomorrow like me, and then be bought, how will our misery end? Please don’t, don’t!

NO. NO. NO. The time is now. The time has come to end our misery. We want a revolution (2X). We stand up claiming democracy, we aren’t standing up destroying anything, killing anyone or doing anything else, we are opposed to seeing that our country could again experience bloodsheds, caused by AGATSIKO (small group) of villains interested only in its privileges. Looking only after their interests. Only interested in their privileges. I am not afraid of any from those who are notorious criminals among them.

I told you I don’t have any fear of dying. I told you I don’t have it. It’s the reason I have all these Rwandans presently supporting me. We don’t have any government. The government doesn’t operate anymore. It is finished. I have even removed it, for you to know. I have removed it, using this weapon (while showing her bible to the camera). This One. This zombie-like government is only a shadowy presence (Balinga). It ended its active existence long ago. 

Stand up and let’s get the Almighty support because He won’t help while you are sitting idly. However, while you will be reflecting on your stand, compare yourself to Yvonne who is so young, not an old woman, nor suffering from deadly illnesses which might have incapacitated her in some ways, without any problem to justify her suicide, who has children who could suffer in case I die, who has a family that needed my support to live, my family is spending days crying, they are not eating, nor drinking. They are extremely sad. They are daily asking me why I am doing this, given the consequences. However, I cannot feel calm at all. I cannot be at peace while Rwandans are suffering. My family has to understand because I don’t have a choice. I know I did put my family in a critical situation, but I couldn’t calm down. I told them that I wasn’t anymore Idamange of my family. I am Idamange of the entire country. (sobbing…) I know you need me, but my country needs me more. …I don’t belong to my family only anymore. I belong to the whole country. Why don’t you understand? Do you consider that I am of the age to commit suicide, do you think I don’t want to look after my children, aren’t they great children I needed to look after? Why don’t you get it? Why don’t you get rid of your cowardice? I am not even an old girl you would say that because I couldn’t get a husband, I am resorting to suicide. Or even assuming that in case I die nobody will shed a tear. Why can’t you use your brain? Me accepting to put aside everything and sacrifice my life to this cause. I had all that peace they talk about. However, I couldn’t be at peace, and sleep at night, while seeing the suffering of the Almighty’s people.

Forgive me, I have to end here. Forgive me, I have to end here, I don’t feel well. But, tomorrow, the protest will start before sunset. We will go peacefully and start early at 7:00 am, even 6:00 am for those who can. However, make sure, and agree to meet at Urugwiro at 9:00 am. The placard to use will be this one (showing the bible). Others meet at the districts’ offices. Others find a convenient site to go and easy to reach. Rwandans who are in foreign countries, if you don’t seriously participate, I guarantee you will not be welcome home. That’s the truth I am telling you. Don’t be cowards. Don’t sit indifferently, and be at peace and eat, because you are abroad, we need to be together in this struggle. Every Rwandan who feels that this is not their fight will be cursed. They will be able to know about their country, but they won’t be able to live in Canaan. I am truly telling you. As those who want our people to remain enslaved forever, they will only look at the country, but they won’t live in it. They won’t harvest its fruits, neither eat its honey nor drink its milk. Everyone wherever you are, even those who need tickets you should give them to them, but we need to stand up. They could at least give us Bahati if he is still alive, but we should leave the place, having gained democracy.

Thank you.

The agreed day is 16/02. Early morning.

Eh…

I had forgotten to tell you that, as soon as I leave the camera, they might rush to my house and take me to prison. Even if they arrest me, don’t stop. If they arrest me, don’t stop. In every area, find Idamange among yourselves to lead you. Don’t stop. Continue standing up. Continue, the Almighty will be with you. Even me, he won’t abandon me. 

Thank you. I have to stop here. I cannot tell you more. It’s an opportunity to say goodbye, it might be my last time on this channel, on this social media. Because they warned me about that, saying that I wasn’t to ever speak out again, but keep quiet, that if I didn’t stop speaking out what would follow would be to kill me.

They could also proceed in a more civilised way, by analysing this video and getting this time evidence of offences to get me imprisoned. 

You understand well. To be back soon, this is impossible.

I say goodbye and love you dearly.

I am ready for what is coming. Don’t worry. I am not afraid. I told you about prison, that it doesn’t scare me at all. I rehearsed all these things. It doesn’t scare me at all.

There is the one to imprison, but there is also the Almighty.

Even death doesn’t scare me. I overcame death. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have come here to share this message with you.

Let me repeat for your understanding. I am not a politician. And I am not a known figure in Rwandan affairs.

I don’t have any political party I intend to set up or already have.

I am not someone who calls the citizens to disobey the authority, the same way they have interpreted my call, to accuse me.

I am a person who is advocating for citizens’ human rights.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU IN EVERYTHING.

AMEN.

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: “Let’s say (loudly) that we don’t want to be led by a dead (Kagame’s) body.”(Part IV).

Idamange Ryamugwiza Yvonne: “…How long are you going to lead us with a dead Kagame?” (Part III)

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: Our hearts are rotten… Killing our people, day in day out. (Part II)

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: “I cannot be patient anymore.” (Part I)

Let’s mobilise on 20/03/21 & FREE IDAMANGE, while Kagame has disappeared


Dear Rwandans, 
Dear friends of Rwanda.

The situation is critical. We cannot remain indifferent. Citizens are calling for help. Let’s not turn a deaf ear, only our mobilization will enable us to change the course of history.

Mrs Yvonne IDAMANGE has been in death-prone prison since February 15, 2021 for denouncing notorious injustice, serious violations of the most basic human rights, premeditated political assassinations and many other injustices of all kinds.

Mrs IDAMANGE showed unparalleled courage and determination, in short, a Revolutionary Liberation movement

It is up to us, all together, to perpetuate this flame of hope so that it does not go out.

Faced with the suffering of Rwandans, sadness and anger are no longer enough. We must act, act FAST and RESOLUTE. So, on March 20, 2021, you and I, our neighbours, our children, our friends, let’s mobilise from 4:00 p.m. Kigali time.

Let’s mobilize to manifest our revolt.

Let’s mobilize to cry out our indignation.

And the world will understand and realize the extent of this tragedy which is still raging in silence, in Rwanda, far away from the mainstream media radars.

This protest will take place in 14 countries and more than 20 major cities on the 4 corners of the globe simultaneously, at the same time.

In the streets, in front of ministries, embassies, international institutions and in other strategic and respectful organisations worldwide.

Let us make heard the voice of the voiceless, the voice of the helpless and that of the people crying for help!

Let’s stop what we can prevent; laisser-faire would become a betrayal.

I. We demand from the Inkotanyi RPF and its President Paul Kagame to:

1. Release all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience;
2. Stop targeted assassinations;
3. Put an end to regional destabilization;
4. Open political space in Rwanda;

Firstly,

II. Demand from funders
to put an end to the financing of a regime which kills, dispossesses its people, and refuses any political dialogue with its opponents;

Then,

III. We demand from Rwanda’s partner countries
1.To take economic and disciplinary sanctions against members of the RPF killer regime and their acolytes;
2. To demand a frank and unconditional political dialogue between the ruling RPF and the internal opposition political parties and in exile.

IV. Ask the international community and the UN
1.To set up an independent international criminal tribunal to try those responsible for the crimes documented in the Mapping Report because we cannot build peace without truth and justice.
2. To put pressure on the RPF regime in power in Kigali to release all political prisoners, by opening up the political space and putting in place all the conditions necessary for the return of refugees and transparent elections.

Each country, each city, will be able to organize itself by adapting to the constraints of the places and political contexts relating thereto.

EXAMPLES:

In France, in addition to showing the true face of the RPF on our placards, President Macron will be asked about the motivations that push him to be in solidarity with a criminal regime that oppresses its people.
No ! A French President must not support a fierce dictatorship.

In Belgium

Rally in front of the European Commission, to urge European decision-makers to vote sanctions against this regime which does not respect human rights, kills, imprisons and drives its people into exile.

In the United Kingdom

Ask how and why to hold the next Commonwealth meeting in Rwanda, alongside the RPF regime which flouts the fundamental values ​​of the Commonwealth!
Going to Kigali is to insult the memory of all those who fought for democracy, it is also to tarnish the principle of respect for human rights.

To the media

May they be courageous in revealing to the world what is happening in Rwanda, as AL Jeezira did recently.

The Public is our partner.

Let it share our messages on our signs, our t-shirts, and so on.

On our placards, let us not forget to demand the release of Mrs Idamange, Rusesabagina and other political prisoners and those of conscience and bring BAHATI back.

And to launch a search notice of President Paul Kagame, who disappeared from his leadership role of Rwanda since MARCH 2020.

WHERE IS PRESIDENT KAGAME?

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: “Let’s say (loudly) that we don’t want to be led by a dead (Kagame’s) body.”(Part IV).

“In the name of Christ, within the powers entrusted in me by the Almighty who sent me, I remove AGATSIKO (Kagame’s inner circle) from power. Right now I order you to resign… Willingly. To avoid that no blood from Rwandan children be shed…”

“Let’s seek a revolution. A true revolution. Instead of the fake one, they gave us, which lies to us. Let’s fight to live democratically.”

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne is a Rwandan human right activist who, from Rwanda, published a series of youtube videos, starting from January 31 up to February 15, 2021, the day when the Rwandan Investigative Bureau (RIB) arrested her. This is Part 4 of her last video published on her last day of freedom. Please read through the transcript, from the 30th min of the video to the 40th min. By the time of this writing, she had already appeared in court twice where she denied all the accusations. The court kept her in prison for another 30 days. 

I know everything (about their plans). I told them to be cursed by the Almighty. To sacrifice the Rwandan children for them to remain oppressed, and to enjoy the comfort of luxurious cars, excellent villas, prestigious positions you would give me, all of that should be cursed by the Almighty. (nhiiiii…) They told me that I would shut up, otherwise if you don’t shut up, they will kill you. That’s how the system works. I know. I know it well (she raises her tone). You will shut up, if you don’t, they will kill you. That’s a news issue which will be talked about for one week, then it will subside forever. I told them that I didn’t fear death. I don’t fear handcuffs, I told you. Dan Munyuza was trying to get in touch, but I don’t know why he didn’t contact me. 

(iii…)

They saw Idamange belittling genocide. Instead of putting her in prison, they are now intending to bribe her. If I didn’t commit any offence if I gave them my address and my phone, why didn’t they come and arrest me for the offence I would ve committed, and get punished for it. Why did they choose to maliciously harass me, and then come back to bribe me secretly? I am not a product for sale. You would kindly accept to go on your youtube channel then tell people that (iii…) you were wrong. (eeee….) Things aren’t the way you think. If I was wrong, could the Almighty be also wrong? I told them that I couldn’t be part of any of their conspiracies.

While I am talking to you presently, they had prohibited me from doing any more talk on my channel. That explains why yesterday I put on a show to distract them, asking my audience to attend prayers I would lead. To show them that I obeyed them, so they don’t kill me before I state straightly this message. Because I am sure they don’t excel in tricks than I do. They aren’t better than me in that matter. For sure. I am not boasting but they aren’t better than me. If they were cleverer, they wouldn’t have dared to come and bribe me. I agreed with what they were requesting from me, but I told them that I won’t take whatever they were offering me. I told them that My Father had everything. All the money I need. I don’t need to be paid by RPF, I need to be paid by My Father from Heaven. However, I showed them that I could stop my talks, though I requested them to allow me to hold a talk for prayers. For you to know that I led those prayers after they allowed me. And I did it with a very humble attitude; you probably noticed that I even went away straight from the camera, for me not to be tempted to say more than necessary out of anger. And they could see it, then they would kill me, before I would’ve been able to put this message in front of you, so once gone, you would’ve stayed with many unanswered questions. I wanted to leave, with my message with you, so if they kill me, any other one to come after I would’ve died, to be like me, and courageous enough, and ready to die for Rwandans, for them to know where to start and continue to the next step. However, presently, the weaponry I have, I cannot die without shooting it. I told them that when the situation would worsen, I would shoot. Presently, let me tell you fellow Rwandans, did you know some other truth? Israelites, when they were under slavery, they were suffering extremely. To a degree hard to imagine. So extreme. However, God contacted Moses, because He found that Moses was meant to assist them, to get out of their slavery condition. 

I said things allegorically, but there are many people who got my message. Those who tried to analyse and understand them did get what I was saying. God gave them Moses telling them it would be him who would get them out of their slavery. He didn’t have any problem because he lived at the Imperial court. He hadn’t experienced slavery with them. However, it was he who was meant to get them out of slavery (and take them to the promised land). Let me tell you if Moses had refused to go and take Israelites out of slavery, and the Imperial court having bribed him, up to now, Israelites would still be experiencing slavery. They would still be slaves. All their descendence would still be slaves in the Pharaoh’s country. Also if Moses had received God’s call, and if Israelites would’ve refused to stand up with him, they would’ve stayed in slavery eternally. If Moses would’ve stood up, and accepted to sacrifice himself, then Israelites preferring to remain as they were as slaves, refusing to stand up with him, they would until today in that slave condition. Many are talked to, but few get the message. Those who are meant to understand what I am saying, have got it.

Me if I stoop up, calling for a revolution in Rwanda, fighting for Rwandans to come together as one, be happy and prosperous, without any oppression on their back, and no genocide blackmail, and other malicious propaganda, … that Rwandans refuse to stand up with me, in front of God the Almighty, I will wash my hands about the mission He gave me. They will remain under the yoke of their oppression, in which I don’t have anything to do with. However, if I had accepted to be bribed, and accepted to go and seat in their nice offices, eat well, live a tremendous life, as I wish, the Almighty would’ve also punished me, because I would’ve failed Him. 

Today instead, I am telling you that I’ve accomplished God’s mission entrusted in me, that’s why I asked you to pray together for two days. So that, everyone, be in a state of mind to reflect upon themselves, understand how deep is the plight of their suffering, everyone to feel that they need a revolution, for them to get out of the bondage of fear, get out of the influence of fear. I demand from you to reflect, I don’t want you, my friends, to live eternally as slaves. I don’t wish to live in eternal slavery. I want you to get to Canaan and harvest the fruits, drink the milk and enjoy the honey of that country, I don’t wish you to remain enslaved. I don’t wish you to remain enslaved. But if this is what you chose to live, it’s your business. And if that’s not your choice, stand up. Let’s put our bibles up. That’s my weapon, I already told you. Stand up, everyone. As all, you are, without anyone missing. Let’s put our bibles before us. Perhaps you would need to respect their recommended distancing; let’s put our bibles before us. Those using the white bible, the saint bible, those using the Qoran, everyone in their beliefs, lets come together and agree, to stand up. Let’s stand up. Let’s put our bibles before us, and go all of us to Urugwiro Village, and remove his body. Let’s say that we don’t want to be led by a dead body. Let’s seek a revolution. A true revolution. Instead of the fake one, they gave us, which lies to us. Let’s fight to live democratically. I am not telling anyone to use armed weapons. Nor to take knives. Nor use machetes or traditional weaponry. Let’s arm ourselves with these bibles. These God’s books. If you don’t have one, use another book of songs. However, everyone needs to have some sort of weapon. A weapon, this one I am talking about. God’s Word as our weapon. Then let’s go.

They should give us our Bahati (he disappeared three weeks before this talk). They should give us that president, so we could see him. But, we don’t want them to show us his dead body. We don’t want it. It has been there far too long. It must’ve been decomposed already. We don’t want that one. They should give us our fundamental rights as Rwandans. In the name of Christ, within the powers entrusted in me by the Almighty who sent me, I remove AGATSIKO (Kagame’s inner circle) from power. Right now I order you to resign. I order you. I order you. To Resign. Willingly. To avoid that no blood from Rwandan children be shed. I repeat for you. I am ordering you to resign. I’ve just shoot the target. I am ordering you to resign. Resign. I am ordering you. I am not begging you. I am ordering you to resign. You go to bury your dead body, or you find elsewhere to take it. But leave us in peace with our cherished ancestors’ country. We aren’t going anywhere. Rwandans are tired. Poor people are tired. Business people are tired. Orphans are tired. Widows. Everybody from every walk of our society have become like zombies.

TO BE CONTINUED

Idamange Ryamugwiza Yvonne: “…How long are you going to lead us with a dead Kagame?” (Part III)

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: Our hearts are rotten… Killing our people, day in day out. (Part II)

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: “I cannot be patient anymore.” (Part I)

Idamange Ryamugwiza Yvonne: “…How long are you going to lead us with a dead Kagame?” (Part III)

“I am coming with a mission to assist you (Rwandans). I told you that even if it becomes necessary to die for you to have peace, I will.”

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne is a Rwandan human right activist who, from Rwanda, published a series of youtube videos, starting from January 31 up to February 15, 2021, the day when the Rwandan Investigative Bureau (RIB) arrested her. This is Part 3 of her last video published on her last day of freedom. Please read through the transcript, from the 20th min of the video to the 30th min. By the time of this writing, she had already appeared in court where she denied all the accusations. The court will pronounce its verdict this week.

Joy, Rwigema’s sister, how did she die? Someone who fought for the country! A Rwanda’s hero! (Rwigema) But what you found worth rewarding him with is killing his sister, a mysterious death, and also ordering people not to honour him by their presence at her funeral. You are villains. Of the refined species. You are villains of the worst species. Even Jacques Musemakweli, him as well, you just killed him, finished him. Your agents, one can know them by their deeds… Could you stop your killings? You have now to stop. You refused to stop, further to our friendly request. But this time right now you have to stop your killing in Rwanda. Enough is enough. I cannot even call genocide your killings, I cannot call it a massacre, it’s something else difficult to name. You take people and imprison them in dark houses, at Chez Gacinya, you torture them using hammers, etc. The Rwandan children’s tears have reached the Heavens. They have shocked and shaken the Heavens. Today you are not going to fight against the Rwandans. You are going against God the Creator. I order you to release God’s tribe for it to be free. Now it’s the final trumpet. That’s the end. That’s the end. That’s the end. 

(Yahaaaa…) 

You’ve exceeded everything (in your brutality). Passed the red lines. However, those red lines that I don’t know the nature, it’s you who go far beyond them. It’s you who go beyond them. Then you used institutions such as CNLG to accuse me of belittling genocide. You will also eat thorns, thinking that you are eating pumpkins! You warn me that I climbed a tree prohibited to climb. That tree can be climbed. If others don’t climb it, I did it to show them that I could climb it. I wanted to show them that I could climb it. There is no tree that God cannot climb. He is the only most powerful in the universe.

I am going to tell you something else, that many started asking me, that I stated that Rwanda was like a country without a leader, what did I mean? That’s the naked truth. It’s that truth I am going to explain. I know many are curious. I indeed announced that Rwanda was like a country without a leader. Now I am going to give out the details. Rwandans, you are funny people. You people, if you look around carefully, could you conclude saying that this country has a president? Has it a leader? In your understanding, don’t you see that the person in charge has died long ago? He has ended. We are led by a dead body. Listen, we are fed up with being led by Kagame’s body. We are fed up. We are fed up. Us, we are alive, no dead body leads living people. Please carry your leader’s body, and find where you could bury it. Alternatively, do whatever you like; that’s not my business. It’s yours, but stop using a dead body to lead a country. Please stop. Those fake videos you bring up all the time, showing him here and there and saying that you saw him, has he become “Kibonumwe?” (the one who can be seen by only one person at a time).

(eeeeee…)

Do you know how long that happened? I know very well. I know that very well. I also heard a priest saying the same news; other people mentioned that information, but all of them announced it while I knew it well from the source. I have the real facts about his death, which aren’t rumours because the way I got hold of that information I cannot tell you, but I have it. Kabarebe, take responsibility and let access to those secrets. We are also pleading with you, I am pleading with General Kabarebe, you are among the people who fought for the country, you wanted to free people, so they could be free and have peace. General Kabarebe, make public those secrets. How long are you going to keep them? How long are going to lead us with a dead Kagame? Daily using your handyman slave Christophe Barore, doing fake interviews with the dead… (aaahhhhh) We are fed up. Stop. Stop. We were once led by a living president. A ghost has to go and lead other ghosts. A ghost doesn’t lead living people. We are fed up. We are fed up. General James Kabarebe, I repeat for you. Take responsibility. At least, try to be a hero once in your lifetime, but rescue Rwandan children. Rescue Rwandan children. Reveal the truth. Will you fail to make public that your president is dead…(I don’t know)! How long will this situation continue this way?

Rwandan soldiers, I am not talking only to James Kabarebe, (but to you all) Rwandan soldiers, Generals, you others with different military ranks I don’t know – I cannot list them all – you have to know that you are Rwandan soldiers, country’s soldiers, you are not soldiers of the ex-president Kagame, not even RPF. You need to differentiate things. You are the national soldiers of the country called Rwanda. If you too don’t want to be seen as such, you should resign, or go and take care of your ghost of president. We cannot stay still with this critical situation. National police, you have to change priorities. You need to change. You need to change. You need to change. You need to change. National police, Rwandan soldiers, you need to address the situation and take action. You are Rwandan security forces. You work for the country, you aren’t a personal army of an individual. You must do something to bring peace to Rwandans. You must do something. We are waiting for you to do something and bring peace to Rwandans. We are fed up. We are fed up. We don’t want a dead body. We cannot continue this way. You need to do something. All those in charge of security everywhere, you need to do something.

His wife (Janet Nyiramongi) didn’t want to announce his death. His children refused to make it public. And in the end, what will happen? Will we continue to be led by a ghost? The dead body should go to lead ghosts. It should go to lead ghosts. Us we are alive, we don’t get led by a ghost. We profoundly denounce a malicious government spreading divisions and discriminations among people, to antagonise them, while pursuing their selfish interests, to cover up their deeds.

I am upstanding. I came with a mission, Medi and Persi groups, your time is ending. In truth, let me tell you: your time is ending. Let me repeat for you. It ends. While advising you, take action and correct what needs mending, but truly you should resign. Resign. Resign. We don’t need you to lead us. We don’t need fake leaders, YES MAN leaders. Yesman leaders, who are worthless for the country. Those aren’t leaders. You are not delivering anything. No performance at all. Those aren’t leaders. Let me tell you truthfully. The country we live in you are playing in it you Rwandans. You don’t know what type of country it is. This country is a country of thieves. It’s a country led by thieves, villains, we are in hell. We are sitting in hell. We are lucky that Heavens protects us from being burnt. (…) We are lucky that Heaven protects us from being burnt, but we are sitting in hell. If you could become aware of the things these people do, if this was possible, we would flee the country immediately. However, we will never go into exile again, instead them, they should seek ways to leave. Them, they should leave the country.

(iii…)

They resorted to harassing me using social media, because they saw me threatening them; all the things I said I didn’t make them straightaway crystal clear for everyone, while they were wondering from where I got the information I shared. Wondering why I wasn’t afraid. They decided to harass me on social media. When they saw that their intimidation didn’t work out as expected, they decided to come and bribe me into silence. You are foolish instead. They took a resolution to buy me. But, Idamange, that they don’t know who sent her, them not knowing my mission, could dare buy me? You are foolish. You’ve bought many in the past. Me I am not a sellable product. I have a recording. I have it. I have it. They sent someone called Bamporiki ( an MP). He came to my house twice. He came on Thursday and he came back on Saturday. All those days he begged saying that he wanted to talk to me, but I refused.

(iii…)

Saying that the Rwandan government is wondering what you want for you to keep quiet. They want me to be silent. Thus the reward would be for me to keep quiet. They want me to keep silent, and Rwandans continue with their suffering. Whatever you want, tell us, but we would want you to keep quiet. Do you know what I told them? I told them to be cursed by the Heavens. Even Boti when they wanted to take him away to a different place, he told them that selling his land to be cursed by the Heavens. Me too I told them: “That it be cursed to play over the blood of Rwandan children.” I am coming with a mission to assist you. I told you that even if it becomes necessary to die for you to have peace I will. I stood up knowing well the level of your suffering. Also knowing all the plans of the evil government.

TO BE CONTINUED

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: “I cannot be patient anymore.” (Part 1)

Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne: Our hearts are rotten… Killing our people, day in day out. (Part II)

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