Rwigaras Hearing Adjourned, Set to Resume Next Week

Court has adjourned pre-trial hearing for the Rwigaras

Nyarugenge Intermediate Court on Friday adjourned pre-trial hearing in a case involving prosecution and three family members; Diane Nshimiyimana Rwigara, Anne Uwamahoro Rwigara and their mother Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara.

This week, Prosecution filed a petition to court seeking a 30-day remand for the family.

Prosecution accuses the three of inciting insurrection, but Diane Rwigara faces another separate charge; the use of counterfeited documents.

At exactly 10:00am, the suspects arrived at the court under Police guidance – a midst a ‘fully’ packed courtroom.

Diane Nshimiyimana wore sports attire while her sister Anne Uwamahoro Rwigara wore complete black trouser, top and a traditional kitenge rolled over her head.

Their mother, who carried a bible in her right hand, wore a light-grey shirt with a white skirt as the trio stood before a waiting panel of judges.

They did not appear with their lawyers. As the presiding judge opened the hearing process, Anne Uwamahoro – who appeared to be speaking on behalf of her family members, requested the court to adjourn the hearing, citing the trio had not been given enough time to consult their lawyers.

The Presiding judge, after few consultations with the team, adjourned the hearing and said it would resume next week on Monday, October 9.

This development comes following a series of dramatic incidences where the Rwigaras had orchestrated their own disappearance until the police busted them hiding in their home and took them in for questioning.

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