Rwanda opposition leader dealt blow as court rejects plea
Wednesday July 6 2016
Rwanda's jailed opposition figure, Victoire Ingabire [R] leaves the Supreme court on October 18, 2012 in the capital Kigali. FILE AFP
The court also rejected Ingabire’s request to disregard the amicus curiae (impartial adviser to a court) role by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG).
The court however called on the government to cease the alleged illegal searching of documents belonging to Ingabire’s lawyers when they are visiting her in prison.
Ms Ingabire, 47, who heads the unregistered political party FDU Inkingi, dragged the Rwanda government to the Arusha-based court, accusing it of violating her rights and freedoms under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.