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 Prominent Rwanda government critic granted bail

The High Court in Kigali, Rwanda has granted bail to Diane Rwigara, a prominent government critic, and her mother Adeline Rwigara.

The three-judge panel said the prosecution did not give convincing reasons why the duo should be detained during their trial.

Diane, a government critic, is facing charges of forgery related to her unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2017 in which she was disqualified.

She also faces insurrection charges along with her mother who is also accused of promoting sectarianism.

They have been in prison since their arrest in September 2017.

The duo has so far denied these charges saying they are politicaly motivated

The trial will resume hearing on November 7.

Their release comes after that of Ingabire Umuhoza Victoire, founder of not yet registered opposition party, FDU-Inkingi

 

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