Rwandan opposition leader freed on bail
KIGALI, Rwanda – KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court has granted bail to an opposition leader a day after arresting her on charges of collaborating with terrorists and "promoting genocide ideology."
Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire was released Thursday but ordered not to leave the capital and to report to authorities weekly. The prosecution says they will appeal her release.
Her party says she is being harassed for challenging President Paul Kagame in elections scheduled for August.
Some 500,000 people died in the 1994 genocide. The massacres ended when mostly Tutsi rebels led by Kagame defeated the mostly Hutu extremists.
Critics of Kagame's government argue the ruling party has used the concept of genocide ideology to discredit detractors and defeat political opponents.