Critic of Rwandan president charged with insurrection: prosecutor's spokesman

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 04, 2017 5:58 AM

KIGALI (Reuters) - Diane Shima Rwigara, a critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame barred from challenging him in elections in August, has been charged with inciting insurrection against the state and forgery, the public prosecutor's spokesman said on Wednesday.

Rwigara's mother Adeline and sister Anne have also been charged with incitement and "discrimination and sectarianism", Faustin Nkusi told Reuters, without giving details. He said the cases were filed in court on Tuesday and awaited a trial date.

(Editing by Maggie Fick; editing by John Stonestreet)