Rwandan police confirm arrest of Opposition leader

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Diane addressing members of Press declaring her intentions to stand for Presidency

Police in Rwanda have confirmed they have arrested a prominent opposition leader, Diane Rwigara. Her mother and sister have also been detained.

The police previously denied they had been arrested.

Ms Rwigara and members of her family have not been seen since Tuesday last week.

She has been accused of using forged signatures when she was gathering support for this year’s presidential campaign.

Ms Rwigara was disqualified from running in last month’s election, which the incumbent Paul Kagame won with more than 98% of the vote.

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