Rwandan court acquits the Rwigaras


By IVAN R. MUGISHA
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A High Court in Rwanda on Thursday acquitted government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara of charges of inciting insurrection and forgery.

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

The small Kigali court house, packed with relatives, burst into jubilation, songs and hugs, following the ruling. 

The court ruled that Diane Rwigara did not incite violence and was only exercising her freedom of speech when she criticised the presidency in her press conferences during her stint as presidential candidate hopeful.

It also ruled that although the documents presented to the national electoral commission had indications of forged…

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