Diane Shima Rwigara, critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has been charged with inciting insurrection and forgery after she was barred from challenging him in last August elections.
Rwandan public prosecutor’s spokesman Faustin Nkusi said Rwigara’s mother Adeline and sister Anne have also been charged with incitement, “discrimination and sectarianism”.
35-year-old accountant Diane Shima Rwigara, has repeatedly accused Kagame of stifling dissent and criticised his Rwandan Patriotic Front’s near total hold on power since it fought its way to power,
ending a genocide in 1994. Kagame won the August election with 98.8 percent of the vote to secure a third term in office.