Shut up! Angry Kagame tells defiant Ingabire


By IVAN R. MUGISHA
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By EDMUND KAGIRE
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Rwandan opposition politician Victoire Ingabire is facing backlash from the government for appearing to be defiant, even after she was granted a presidential pardon for crimes she was convicted in 2012.

Ms Ingabire, founder of the unregistered opposition party FDU-Inkingi, was last week released from prison after serving six years of her 15-year jail sentence, which the Supreme Court handed her for belittling the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, forming an armed group and inciting public revolt.

Immediately after her release, Ms Ingabire told journalists that she hoped President Paul Kagame would pardon other ‘‘political prisoners,’’ a statement that some government officials say is misleading.

Ms Ingabire later…

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