The opposition leader in Rwanda, Diane Rwigara & her family, has been arrested on fabricated offenses against state security

Taarifa has exclusively learnt that Diane Rwigara, her mother Adeline Rwigara and the sister, Anne Rwigara, have been detained for questioning what Police described as “offenses against state security and other offences.”

Police Spokesperson, ACP Theos Badege, confirmed to Taarifa early Sunday morning that indeed trio were arrested yesterday (on Saturday evening), “following their consistent non cooperation with Police.”

He revealed that during the ongoing investigations, “Police uncovered credible evidence that links the trio to offenses against state security.”

He also said the arrest follows consistent refusal of the suspects to cooperate with the Police and “publicly divulging information that is, by law, supposed to be confidential.”

“Their conduct amounted to a serious obstacle to police investigations and an obstruction to justice,” ACP Badege told Taarifa this morning.

ACP Badege added that, “The law for criminal procedure gives the Police powers to detain a suspect a maximum of five (05) days in order to conclude investigations and decision, based on the evidence, whether or not to forward the case to prosecution.”

“The suspects were informed of their rights including the right to access their legal representatives,” Badege said.

Taarifa is following up the story for details to establish the “offenses against state security” and the “confidential” information the trio revealed to the public.