Rwigara, mum, sister arrested, detained again

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Rwigara family being escorted by police

Rwanda National Police (RNP), on Saturday September 23, detained Adeline Rwigara, Anne Rwigara, and Diane Rwigara over offenses against state security and forgery.

ACP Theos Badege, the Rwanda police spokesperson, said during ongoing investigations, police uncovered credible evidence linking the trio to offenses against state security.

“This was in addition to the behaviour of the suspects during preliminary investigations, particularly their consistent refusal to cooperate with the police and publicly revealing information that is, by law, supposed to be confidential,” Badege said.

The Criminal procedure law gives investigators powers to detain a suspect for a maximum of five days in order to conclude investigations and decide, based on the evidence, whether or not to forward the case to prosecution.

He said the suspects have been informed of their rights including the right to access their legal representatives.

Victoria University

This is the second time the three women are raided and arrested by police on similar charges.

It all started when Diane stood against President Paul Kagame in the concluded Rwanda presidential elections.

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