Rwanda’s High Court sentences Opposition Leader Bernard Ntaganda of the PS-Imberakuri to four years in prison — Rwandinfo_ENG
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Rwanda’s High Court sentences Opposition Leader Bernard Ntaganda of the PS-Imberakuri to four years in prison

Rwanda jails opposition leader, fines 3 others

Kigali – Rwanda’s High Court has sentenced an opposition leader to four years in prison.

Bernard Ntaganda of the PS-Imberakuri was sentenced Friday for endangering national security, attempting to organize unauthorized protests and inciting ethnic divisions.

Three members of another opposition party, FDU-Inkingi, were fined.

Human Rights Watch says the sentences are a blow to freedom of expression and democracy, and that Ntaganda has criticized the government but not called for violence.

The sentences come a week after two female journalists were jailed for publicly criticizing the government in an article.

Rwanda’s National Public Prosecuting Authority issued a statement welcoming Friday’s sentences.

[AP]

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