Karegeya murder: Tough times for Rwanda opposition
Saturday January 4 2014
Brigadier-General John-Peter Bagabo (centre) flanked by unidentified officers reads out Patrick Karegeya’s sentence (among others) in 2011. Karegeya was tried in absentia and sentenced to 20 years. Photo/FILE/AFP
Mr Karegeya’s body was discovered on January 2 in his room at the Michelangelo Hotel; the police said he was suspected to have been strangled. A rope around his neck and a bloodied towel were found in the room.
Opposition groups in and outside the country have condemned the incident.
Mr Karegeya, who over the past six years was a strong critic of President Paul Kagame, fell out with the government in 2004, and was arrested and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for insubordination.