KIGALI: FOUR Rwandans accused of working with DR Congo-based Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and Rwanda National Congress (RNC), a South Africa-based organisation founded by Rwandan fugitives, were expected to appear in a Rwandan court on Monday.
They were arrested alongside three accomplices, Agnes Niyibizi and Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, after police suspected them of hatching a plot to carry out terrorist activities across the country.
The suspects include Musician Kizito Mihigo and Cassien Ntamuhanga, a journalist who were arrested last week in connection with attempts to overthrow the government.
Rwanda’s prosecutor General Richard Muhumuza said the suspects would appear before Kacyiru Primary Court today for pre-trial hearing. If found guilty, the suspects risk a jail sentence ranging from 15 to 25 years.
According to police, the suspects plotted to plant grenades at a key skyscraper in the capital and assassinate top politicians, officials within security organs and Members of Parliament.
The FDLR and RNC have been blamed for a series of grenade attacks in Rwanda that have killed and injured many Rwandans.
Rwanda’s FDLR is largely composed of elements blamed for the genocide against the Tutsi that claimed more than a million Rwandans two decades ago.