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Dis­si­dent must get 22-year sen­tence

RWANDA - Pros­e­cu­tors on Wed­nes­day re­quested that Rwanda's lead­ing dis­si­dent politi­cian be handed 22 years in prison for in­cit­ing in­sur­rec­tion and forgery as her trial opened in the cap­i­tal Ki­gali. "We re­quest that Diane R wig ar abe im­pris­oned for 15 years for in­cit­ing in­sur­rec­tion and seven years for forg­ing doc­u­ments ," pros­e­cu­tors told the sin­gle-day hear­ing at Ki­gali's High Court. But a trea­son charge, which had pre­vi­ously been laid against Rwigara, was not men­tioned in court. Rwigara, 37, de­nies the charges, dis­miss­ing them as ‘po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated’ af­ter her blocked at­tempt to chal­lenge Pres­i­dent Paul Kagame in last year's elec­tions. AFP

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