Rwandan politician Andrew Muganwa languishes in jail as trial stalls

By : Nelson Gatsimbazi It is more than five months since the leader of the unregistered Rwanda opposition political party NPDP-Ihumure was arrested and remanded at the Kimironko Prison in the capital Kigali charged with divisionism, organizing an illegal protest and obtaining money by false pretense. Court documents show that Muganwa’s trail has stalled because of his refusal to defend himself without a lawyer after his request to Advocates without borders failed to respond to his request for support. Critics allege these are charges the government of Rwanda regularly uses…

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