Ntaganda’s bail ruling today

Today, court will decide whether Bernard Ntaganda, the leader of a faction of PS-Imberakuri political party, and eight others accused of threatening state security and organising illegal demonstrations, will be released on bail or provisionally detained.

Today, court will decide whether Bernard Ntaganda, the leader of a faction of PS-Imberakuri political party, and eight others accused of threatening state security and organising illegal demonstrations, will be released on bail or provisionally detained.

For the third day running, a panel of judges at Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Nyamirambo adjourned the hearing to today after a consensus was reached that each of the individuals is charged individually.

On Wednesday, the case was adjourned after one of the accused Alice Muhirwa could not make it to court.

According to the legal representative of the 8, Gatera Gashabana, Muhirwa was reported to be sick.

Muhirwa had earlier told court that she had been “tortured” in detention and is ill, but Police Spokesperson, Eric Kayiranga, dismissed the torture claims. 

Bernard Ntaganda, and eight others were rounded up by police on the June 24 as they planned to carryout a demonstration without permission from authorities.

All the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and are seeking bail.

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