Rwandan opposition leader denies terrorism charges

A Rwandan opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire, faces a bail hearing Tuesday after pleading not guilty to terrorism charges in a court in the capital Kigali.Ingabire, the outspoken head of the unregistered United Democratic Forces (UDF) party, told an earlier hearing Monday that the case against her was politically motivated.

She was arrested by Rwandan police on October 14 after they said investigations into a former rebel commander facing terrorism charges also implicated her. She was charged with facilitating the formation of a Democratic Republic of Congo-based terrorist organization known as the Coalition of Democratic Forces (CDF) and threatening national security and public order.

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