The African Union cannot afford to ignore the undermining of democracy and human rights abuses on the continent any longer.
The 37-year-old Diane Rwigara, who had denounced the charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame as politically motivated, had faced 22 years in prison if convicted.
Rwandan polls have closed in a presidential election expected to hand incumbent President Paul Kagame a third term after 17 years in power.
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