Rwandan Prosecutor withdraws appeal against bail granted to opposition politicians from PS-Imberakuri and FDU-Inkingi — Rwandinfo_ENG
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Rwandan Prosecutor withdraws appeal against bail granted to opposition politicians from PS-Imberakuri and FDU-Inkingi

Bernard Ntaganda in court with his co-accused members of opposition party PS-Imberakuri

Bernard Ntaganda in court earlier this year with his co-accused members of opposition party PS-Imberakuri

Kigali – Seven opposition politicians from PS-Imberakuri and FDU-Inkingi appeared on Monday before the High Court.

Prosecution withdrew its appeal against the bail granted by a lower court to the seven including Theogene Muhayeyezu – UDF-Inkingi’s lawyer; Sylvere Mwizerwa – a member of PS Imberakuri; Theobald Mutarambirwa, Sylvain Sibomana, Martin Ntavuka and Jean Baptiste Icyitonderwa.

Speaking to reporters, Maitre Gatera Gashabana, the lawyer defending opposition politician Bernard Ntaganda and his colleagues, welcomed the decision of the state to end its quest to have the seven accused behind bars.

The prosecution did not say exactly why it had chosen to respect the bail decision of the lower court.

The case starts next month as well.

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