Mother of Rwanda candidate reports torture in police custody

2017-10-14 09:00
Re-enactment of torture methods used. Picture: AFP

Re-enactment of torture methods used. Picture: AFP

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Kigali - The mother of a former Rwanda presidential candidate has told a court she was tortured in police custody.

Adeline Rwigara also told the court on Friday she was denied food and water for five days. But the judge quickly stopped her from speaking in Nyarugenge Intermediate Court.

She is the mother of Diane Rwigara, a women's rights activist who has said the charges against them are fabricated and linked to her criticism of the government's human rights record.

Rwigara, her mother and sister Anne have denied the charges of incitement and "discrimination and sectarianism."

Anne Rwigara says the family has been kept in solitary confinement.

Authorities disqualified Diane Rwigara from running in the August election won easily by President Paul Kagame, whose government is accused by rights groups of threatening opponents.

Read more on:    paul kagame  |  rwanda  |  east africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.