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Thursday 17 April 2014

Rwandan opposition leader loses appeal

THE party of jailed Rwandan opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire, said it will keep fighting for the “total liberation” of Rwanda after the country's highest court upheld her conviction and raised her jail term from eight to 15 years.

The FDU-Inkingi party said in a statement that the verdict was “devastating” and that Rwanda is now under a “yoke of dictatorship”. She had appealed against her conviction in October 2012 over offences, including trivialising the history of the 1994 genocide.

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