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Rwanda: Assets of Kagame’s critic auctioned

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Assets of a critic of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame have been auctioned by the country’s authorities.

The amount raised from the auctioned assets of Diane Rwigara’s family business is to settle unpaid taxes.

The auctioned property raised almost $2m which is to settle part of the tax arrears officials said she owes.

She has been in detention for months facing charges of forgery and inciting insurrection. Her mother is also in prison on similar charge.

The beginning of Rwigara’s troubles

Diane Rwigara in 2017 announced her intentions to run for President. Shortly after that her documents were scrutinized and was declared unfit to run.

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She was arrested for non payment of taxes from her family tobacco business. The Revenue Authority said the unpaid taxes amount to $7million.

Who is Rwigara?

Rwigara is a 35-year-old accountant. She had accused President Kagame of stifling dissent and holding on to power.

Her accusation came up shortly before she declared her intention to contest the presidential election which was won by President Kagame.

Her father died in a car accident in 2015 that her family maintains was politically motivated.

Rwigara has always maintained that accusations against her are baseless.

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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