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Rwanda opposition leader appears on terror charges

Rwanda opposition leader appears on terror charges

A top Rwandan opposition leader has appeared in court with four others to face terrorism charges.
Prosecutor Bonaventure Ruberwa told the court Wednesday that Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire and Paul Rusesabagina were in "constant contact" with rebels in the Congo in an effort to destabilize Rwanda. Rusesabagina gained international fame after he was portrayed portrayed by Don Cheadle helping hide families from genocidal killers in the film Hotel Rwanda.
Ingabire returned to Rwanda in January after 16 years to challenge President Paul Kagame. Kagame was re-elected in an August vote, and Ingabire was barred from contesting the poll. Her lawyers say the charges are politically motivated.
The trial resumes on Thursday.


Updated : 2021-03-08 17:29 GMT+08:00