- A leader of Rwanda’s opposition, United Democratic Force, who has recently raised eyebrows from her comments about the country’s infamous genocide has been attacked by a group of men at a government office.
Local reports said a group of at least 10 men attacked Ms Victoire Ingabire and her driver as they waited for papers to register their party for next year's election. She has reportedly escaped unharmed but her driver was said to have sustained serious injuries.
The report further stated that Ms Ingabire has announced that she will officially present a letter to President Paul Kagame, demanding protection ahead of the scheduled August general election, Several opposition party groups have vowed to defeat the ruling party in the upcoming election after visiting Ingabire’s injured aide at the hospital.
Ms Ingabire, a Hutu, was criticised last month for highlighting crimes against Hutus during the 1994 genocide, when some 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of violence in Rwanda - most of them Tutsis, but many moderate Hutus were also massacred.
Ms Ingabire, who recently returned to the country after 16 years in the Netherlands.
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