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Rwanda: Ensure fair trial for former presidential aspirant

, Index number: AFR 47/8464/2018

Following the opening of the trial of the former presidential aspirant Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara in Kigali today, Amnesty International calls on the Rwandan authorities to ensure that their right to a fair trial is fully guaranteed and that they are not convicted for the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression. Diane and Adeline Rwigara, as well as four others in absentia, have been charged with “inciting insurrection or trouble among the population”. Diane Rwigara was also charged with “forging or alteration of documents” and “use of counterfeited documents.”

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