Rwanda court says opposition leader to stay jailed

Rwanda`s High Court has ruled that an opposition leader charged with forming a terrorist organisation will remain jailed until her case is concluded.

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2010, 23:33 PM IST

Kigali: Rwanda`s High Court has
ruled that an opposition leader charged with forming a
terrorist organisation will remain jailed until her case is
concluded.

Judge Johnstone Busingyi says today`s decision is
based on evidence that Victoire Ingabire is involved in
activities threatening state security.

His ruling follows an appeal Ingabire`s lawyers made
against a lower court`s decision to deny her bail for 30 days.
Ingabire was charged in October with forming a terrorist
organisation. Human rights groups accuse the Rwandan
government of using allegations of terrorism to stifle
opposition.

Ingabire returned to Rwanda in January after 16 years
to challenge President Paul Kagame. Kagame was re-elected in
an August vote, and Ingabire was barred from contesting the
poll.

PTI