President Paul Kagame’s disqualified challenger Diane Rwigara could spend 15 years in prison if she is convicted of inciting insurrection.
Rwigara, her mother and sister have been under detention since September 23 – and all face criminal charges.
On Tuesday, Rwigara was charged with forgery and inciting insurrection against the state.
“What we have done today is to file a case in court officially against Rwigara and once the court sets a hearing date the trial will start,” Justin Nkusi, a spokesperson for Rwanda’s public prosecutor, told the press.
Assinapol Rwigara, businessman Assinapol Rwigara, Rwigara’s father died in a car crash in 2015 after disagreeing with Kagame.
Kagame won the election, in which the electoral commission disqualified Rwigara for forgery and lack of requisite signatures, with 98 per cent.
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