KIGALI – A Rwandan Court will on Friday decide on application by bail the family of President Kagame’s critic currently incarcerated for allegedly inciting an insurrection.
The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court will rule on the three members of the Rwigara whether they should be given bail or not.
Mrs. Adeline Rwigara and her two daughters Diane and Anne Rwigara are jointly facing charges related to inciting public insurrection, a charge they have denied.
Diane and her mother each face separate charges related to forgery charges and divisionism respectively. Diane attempted to stand against President Kagame but was nominated under unclear circumstances.
It’s clear that her real crime was her attempt to run against Kagame. If Diane Rwigara is convicted on the state security charges, she’ll be facing a minimum of 20 years in prison.
According to the New Times Rwanda, the pre-trial hearings was held on Wednesday with a lengthy part of the day’s session held in camera.
The session was held in Camera after both parties agreed that some of the evidence, specifically the WhatsApp audio files and some witnesses’ names should not be disclosed to the public due to security reasons.
Citing the articles in the law governing the Rwandan judicial system, Gatera Gashabana representing Adeline said the prosecution illegally obtained the audio files on which they based the indictment.
But the prosecution told Court that the files were legally obtained because they got them from their cell phones which were seized during the legal search at their residence.
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