Rwanda’s Diane Rwigara free at last
A Rwandan court has ordered the release of Diane Rwigara, a fierce critic of President Paul Kagame, from jail.
The mother Adeline was also freed but the two are only out on bail.
“They are however barred from leaving Kigali,” the court ruled on Friday.
There was jubilation in the court room with her supporters cheering in celebration after the ruling was made.
Rwigara was arrested in September 2017 over accusations of forgery and tax evasion amounting to $6million (Ksh.600million).
Friday’s move comes three weeks after another fierce critic of the State Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza was released.
Drama unfolds in court as Adeline #Rwigara hugs jubilant relatives upon being granted bail. Both her and Diane Rwigara were whisked away shortly by prison guards.
They are expected to be released today. pic.twitter.com/uQFqc6Zcfk
— Ivan R. Mugisha (@RushAfrican) October 5, 2018
Ingabire was among 2,140 prisoners freed following a Cabinet meeting in which a presidential order of “mercy” was approved.
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