Rwandan High Court Clears Opposition Leader of Charges

Rwanda's high court has acquitted opposition leader Diane Rwigara of charges that included forgery and inciting insurrection. Rwigara, the country's highest-profile opposition figure, was imprisoned after her arrest in September 2017. The 37-year-old accountant's arrest came after she tried to run against Paul Kagame in the country's July 2017 presidential election. Rwigara was not allowed to run after accusations she allegedly forged signatures of supporters. The insurrection charge against Rwigara stems from critical comments she made against Kagame and his government before the election. She repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 6 December

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