Rwandan Female Opposition Official Appears Again In Court After Torture-related Collapsing
Kigali – Alice Muhirwa, the treasurer of the FDU-Inkingi party, will have to wait at least another 24 hours before she knows whether she’s free or whether she’ll be doing some time in jail, RNA reports.
Muhirwa collapsed on Wednesday last week during the hearing of the case in which she and eight other people, all men, including the leader of the PS Imberakuri party Bernard Ntaganda, were charged with organising an unlawful gathering and terrorism among other charges.
She was unable to attend court last Friday where five of her colleagues were released on unconditional bail, two on conditional bail and Bernard Ntaganda remanded for another 30 days.
Muhirwa will have to wait for her fate because the prosecution produced a police medical report claiming that she was actually not ill as she claimed but had rather faked it.
In response, Muhirwa produced medical receipts to prove that not only was she unwell but she also purchased medication for her ailments.
Speaking in Kinyarwanda, Muhirwa challenged the prosecution to explain how doctors could have agreed to prescribe medication for her if she actually wasn’t sick.
The court set on Tuesday 3:00 pm to pronounce itself on the case. Should the court find Muhirwa faked her sickness, she’ll be charged with lying to the court on top of the already pending charges.