Critic of Rwandan President Cleared of Insurrection, Forgery

Diane Rwigara, a critic of veteran Rwandan president Paul Kagame, was acquitted by Rwanda's high court on Thursday of charges that included inciting insurrection and forging of documents. The 37-year-old accountant has repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling dissent and criticized his Rwandan Patriotic Front's unyielding grip on power since it assumed control after ending the country's 1994 genocide. Her attempt to stand against Kagame in the last presidential poll in August last year was blocked after she was accused of not submitting enough supporters' signatures and submitted some that were...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 6 December

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