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Rwanda Police escort Diane Rwigara and her family home but investigations still ongoing

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On Tuesday Rwanda police said they accompanied Paul Kagame's female critic, Diane Rwigara and her family to their Kigali home, after they were brought in on Monday for questioning over forgery and tax evasion allegations.

“After questioning at CID, Anne Rwigara, Diane Rwigara, and Adeline Rwigara were escorted home by the police,” the Rwanda National Police (RNP) said in a tweet.

However, they added that: “As investigations continue, those involved can be called back at CID for further interrogations.”

As investigations continue, those involved can be called back at CID for further interrogations.

The 35-year-old accountant, a well known critic of President Paul Kagame, is facing charges of forgery, pertaining to her nomination forms which she handed in to the elections body, for presidential elections, which took place in August.

The elections body turned down her nomination due to insufficient signatories even after she had refiled. President Kagame contested with two other opponents in the polls and won by ninety eight percent.

Rwigara, her mother and sister were also arrested by police on Monday due to tax evasion charges. The Rwigara family business is under investigation for tax evasion.

A statement from the Rwanda police stated they had ‘applied the warrant against Adeline Rwigara, Diane Rwigara and Anne Rwigara as stipulated in article 48 of the criminal procedural law.’

The police addedthat the accused had been sent to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after they refused to respond to three summons as stated by the law.

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