Diane Shima Rwigara, a prominent critic of Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame, is escorted by police officers into a courtroom in Kigali, Rwanda, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana
KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda’s high court on Thursday acquitted Diane Rwigara, a critic of veteran president Paul Kagame, of charges that included inciting insurrection and forgery of documents.
“Court rules that Diane Rwigara is innocent,” judge Xavier Ndahayo, one of a panel of three judges, told a packed courtroom in the capital Kigali.
Rwigara’s mother was also acquitted alongside her daughter of charges of inciting insurrection and discrimination.
Reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Kevin Liffey