Rwandan dissident 'not guilty' of inciting insurrection

Diane Rwigara, a critic of Rwanda's President at her home in Kigali, after her recent release on bail by the High Court last month.
Diane Rwigara, a critic of Rwanda's President at her home in Kigali, after her recent release on bail by the High Court last month.
Image: Cyril NDEGEYA / AFP

A Rwandan court Thursday found dissident politician Diane Rwigara not guilty of forgery and inciting insurrection, charges that saw her imprisoned for over a year and highlighted a crackdown on opposition in the country.

"All charges... have been dropped. The court finds that the prosecution charges were baseless," a panel of three judges said in the ruling.

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