In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 file photo, Rwanda's top opposition political leader Victoire Ingabire wears handcuffs as she listens to the judge during her trial in Kigali, Rwanda. (AP Photo/Shant Fabricatorian, File)
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Ingabire was convicted in December 2013 for "conspiracy in harming authorities through terrorism and war" and for minimizing Rwanda's 1994 genocide, in which at least 800,000 largely Tutsi people were killed by troops and extremists of the Hutu majority.A Hutu, she had called for also pursuing killers of her ethnic group and was a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, who took power after a Tutsi rebellion ended the genocide. She left Rwanda for the Netherlands for economic training in March 1994, just two weeks before the shooting down of the airplane of Hutu president Juvenal Habyarimana which triggered the genocide.Her return to Rwanda in 2010 after 16 years in exile was deeply controversial.
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