Free at last, Rwigara vows to continue fight


By IVAN R. MUGISHA
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The acquittal of Rwandan politician Diane Rwigara has invigorated the opposition to demand a review of cases of other politicians even as the government refuted claims that external pressure had influenced the court’s decision.

The 37-year-old accountant, who was charged with inciting insurrection and forgery, was set free alongside her mother Adeline, by the High Court in Kigali on Thursday.

“We find that the prosecution charges do not have a basis and find Diane Rwigara and Adeline Rwigara not guilty on all charges,” stated the verdict of the three-judge Bench.

Ms Rwigara, a fierce critic of the government who tried to challenge President Paul Kagame for the presidency, had spent close to a year in detention.

She was arrested and charged shortly after…

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