Critic of Rwandan president cleared of insurrection and forgery

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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