Genocide jail term increased
KIGALI: Rwanda’s Supreme Court has sentenced opposition figure Victoire Ingabire to 15 years in jail on appeal, increasing her prison term from eight years for conspiring against the authorities.
The court upheld a previous conviction for terrorist conspiracy and minimising Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, in which at least 800 000 people were killed by troops of the Hutu majority. Ingabire, a Hutu, was also found guilty of inciting violence. – Sapa-AFP