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Rwandan President Pardons Jailed Opposition Leader

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has pardoned jailed opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza.  A cabinet statement issued Friday evening announced the pardon, part of an early release for 1,140 convicts. Another person who received a pardon by the president was popular musician Kizito Mihigo. The cabinet statement said the "sentences were commuted by presidential prerogative" following the convicts' most recent applications for clemency in June. It noted that...

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