newspaper on charges of incitement, denial of the 1994 genocide and contempt of
the head of state.
defamation and promoting division, was arrested on Thursday, said police spokesperson Eric
disobedience, contempt of the head of state, spreading rumours to cause public
disorder and denying the genocide of the Tutsis”.
Uwimana, who runs the Umurabyo newspaper, over her articles. She resumed
publication after serving her term in early 2008.
for her immediate release.
legacy of the 1994 genocide to silence one of the few dissenting voices in the
shrinking independent Rwandan press,” said CPJ Africa advocacy co-ordinator
should not go to prison for expressing her views a month before presidential
elections,” Keita said.
had concluded its probe and handed the courts a case of two people suspected of
being behind the murder of a journalist last month.
being behind an assassination attempt on a dissident general in South Africa,
was gunned down near his house in Kigali on June 25.
General Faustin Nyamwasa.
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