I hope to be cleared of all these charges, says Diane Rwigara


Politican Diane Rwigara says she hopes to be announced innocent on imminent court ruling on Thursday this week.

She faces at least 22 years in jail if convicted of inciting insurrection against the government and forgery of electoral documents, charges brought up after she was disqualified from the presidential race in 2017.

Her mother, Adeline Rwigara, faces charges of inciting insurrection and promoting sectarianism.

In an exclusive interview with The East African, Ms Rwigara said she is ready for any outcome, much as she hopes that the courts will drop the charges.

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“I am thankful for the support I have received from both within and outside Rwanda. It is clear that many understand that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I hope to be cleared of all these charges, but I am ready for any outcome,” she said.

It is expected the high court in Kigali will announce the verdict on December 6, 2018.



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