Embattled politician Victoire Ingabire has been summoned and questioned by Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB).
A statement by RIB says “This morning, 9 October 2018, Ms Ingabire Umuhoza Victoire appeared at Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in response to a summons to discuss factually-incorrect statements recently made by her, or attributed to her, that may constitute violations of the Penal Code.”
Specifically, the statement said that the “issue are characterisations of her conviction as “political”, and references to others as “political prisoners”.
Ms Ingabire applied for and received a conditional commutation of the remainder of her sentence, but her conviction by the Supreme Court still stands.
She has not spent a month out of prison.
RIB says Ingabire stated that she was acting based on poor advice and ignorance of the law, and committed to abide by the law going forward, and to clarify her position on these matters.
“Failure to do so would trigger appropriate legal action,” it added.
Ingabire told RIB that she does not have control of all of the social media accounts operating in her name.
“The conversation took place in a cordial atmosphere,” RIB said and that, “Ms Ingabire re-iterated her readiness to contribute to the peaceful development of the country. She stated that arrangements are being made for her children to come visit her through the “Come and See, Go and Tell” program.”
Meanwhile, her FDU-Inkingi movement’s Vice President Boniface Twagirimana, escaped from Nyanza Prison two days ago.
Security organs are have began a search for his whereabouts.