Mrs Adeline, Diane Rwigara denied bail

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court remanded Adeline Rwigara and her daughter Diane Rwigara for 30 days while Anne Rwigara was granted bail. The three jointly face charges related to inciting insurrection.

The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court remanded Adeline Rwigara and her daughter Diane Rwigara for 30 days while Anne Rwigara was granted bail.

The three jointly face charges related to inciting insurrection.

Diane Rwigara faces additional forgery-related charges, which were discovered by the National Electoral Commission during the evaluation of nominations for the recently concluded presidential elections.

The mother, Adeline Rwigara, also faces another separate charge of divisionism and discrimination.

Reading the bail ruling, the presiding judge said that after carefully examining the case, it strongly believed that the two remanded suspects could have committed the charges against them and that they might tamper with the evidence if granted bail.

The court ruled that the WhatsApp audio files that the prosecution based the indictment was credible evidence implicating Adeline Rwigara, but more investigations are still being carried out.

Diane Rwigara was also remanded based on a press conference she hosted back in July, where she is said to have incited public insurrection saying that “Rwandans only come together when they are going to kill.”

Court also said that there is strong evidence that Diane used forged documentation during the submission of her candidacy for the presidency in the August polls.

For Anne who was released on bail, the court said that the prosecution did not prove that she was the one who wrote a letter said to incite public insurrection or if her conversation with her family members was really meant to incite insurrection.

The remanded suspects appealed the ruling.

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