Her re­lease has met with mixed re­ac­tions. Some ar­gue it is good, oth­ers beg to dif­fer.”

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to Rwanda and vi­o­lat­ing the coun­try’s ex­ist­ing laws. They sus­pected that if she did she would be ar­rested and charged. They in­formed her that were such a thing to happen, she should not ex­pect the Dutch gov­ern­ment to in­ter­vene on her be­half. But she did ex­actly that once she got to Rwanda, mak­ing state­ments and rais­ing is­sues about the geno­cide in ways that, in the eyes of the gov­ern­ment and sub­se­quently the courts, amounted to crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.

Soon enough, a key as­so­ci­ate who had fled from Rwanda af­ter the geno­ci­dal gov­ern­ment col­lapsed, and who had re­turned with her to Rwanda, was ar­rested for hav­ing par­tic­i­pated in the geno­cide, on the strength of tes­ti­mony by, among oth­ers, his ex-wife, whom he had aban­doned in a refugee camp in Tan­za­nia.

Sub­se­quently, it tran­spired that Ingabire and her po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion, Fdu-inkingi, stood

There were in­deed good early signs when she ac­knowl­edged Rwanda’s trans­for­ma­tion in the past two decades

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