Diane Rwigara: Rwanda government critic acquitted

Diane Rwigara, a critic of Rwanda's President, reacts as she speaks during an interview with AFP at her home in Kigali, after her recent release on bail by the High Court, on November 2, 2018Symbol copyright

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Diane Rwigara is a distinguished critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame

A Rwandan courtroom within the capital, Kigali, has acquitted govt critic Diane Rwigara and her mom of fees of inciting rebel and forgery.

Ms Rwigara has been imprisoned for over a 12 months, after being barred from operating in presidential elections towards the long-standing incumbent Paul Kagame.

The Rwandan flesh presser denied the fees, which she had stated had been politically motivated.

A 3-judge panel informed a packed courtroom all of the fees had been “baseless”.

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