Idamange for first court hearing

On 2 March 2021 at 10:18

Gasabo Primary Court will on Thursday begin proceedings on remand or bail hearing for Idamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne who was arrested on 15th February 2021 on account of inciting public disorder among others.

Idamange, 42, hailing from Kamonyi district has been for the past few weeks using social media platforms to trivialize the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. She once said that remains of genocide victims laid at different memorials ‘have become a business’.

The mother whose university studies were sponsored by the Fund for Support to Genocide Survivors (FARG) has been featuring in YouTube channel talk shows pronouncing words that are said to incite public disorder and trivialize the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Following these acts, Rwanda National Police (RNP) jointly with Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) arrested her on 15th February 2021 for investigation.

On the same day of her arrest on 15th February, Idamange featured in a talk show following the previous one held on Sunday called ‘Amasengesho’ (Prayers).

In the talk show, she was heard requesting Rwandans to organize riots at Presidency Office carrying their bibles.

In process of her arrest, Idamange injured a police officer CSP Silas Karekezi hitting him with a bottle on the head.

Among others, Idamange faces charges of serious crimes including inciting public disorder, resisting lawful arrest and aggravated assault against law enforcement officer, trivializing genocide and willingly causing physical harm.

IdamIdamange Iryamugwiza Yvonne was arrested on 15th February 2021.