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Diane Rwigara Denies Insurrection Charges

Former Rwanda presidential candidate Diane Rwigara has denied charges of insurrection and forgery that she says are linked to her criticism of the government’s human rights record.

Rwigara appeared in court Wednesday in the capital Kigali. She and some family members were detained late last month. Her mother, Adeline, and sister Anne have been charged with incitement and “discrimination and sectarianism.”

Anne Rwigara says she is shocked to hear the charges, and Adeline Rwigara told the court she has not committed any crime.

The family’s lawyer, Pierre Celestin Buhuru, says the prosecution has declined to provide a dossier detailing the charges.

Report: AP