KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan opposition leader defiant as prison term possible

5Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



KIGALI, Rwanda  — As she waits for a judge to pronounce her fate, the Rwandan opposition leader accused of inciting insurrection and forgery after challenging the longtime president in last year’s election says no amount of pressure will silence her.

Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of her court appearance on Thursday, Diane Rwigara remained defiant as she faces 22 years in prison if convicted.

The 37-year-old, a fierce critic of the ruling party, is Rwanda’s highest-profile opposition figure and the rare person to openly criticize the government from inside the country.

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