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Critic of Rwandan president cleared of insurrection and forgery :: Kenya



President Paul Kagame’s critic Diane Rwigara being escorted to the court by the Rwandan police. Rwigara and her mother have both been acquitted on charges of incitement and forgery. [Photo: Courtesy]

Rwanda’s high court on Thursday acquitted Diane Rwigara, a critic of veteran president Paul Kagame, of charges that included inciting insurrection and forgery of documents.

“Court rules that Diane Rwigara is innocent,” judge Xavier Ndahayo, one of a panel of three judges, told a packed courtroom in the capital Kigali.

Rwigara’s mother was also acquitted alongside her daughter of charges of inciting insurrection and discrimination.

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