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Rwanda: Five soldiers' "gang rape" trial adjourned

APA - Kigali (Rwanda)

The military court in Kigali has postponed the trial of five Rwandan soldiers suspects involved in the "gang rape" of a woman with assaulting civilians in a Kigali suburb during COVID-19 lockdown in March this year, a judicial source disclosed to APA Thursday in Kigali.

Citing a judicial source, the report said the trial was adjourned to Friday.


The  alleged victim who who was not named for legal reasons told the  military court she went to police after waking up next to the soldiers  during COVID-19 lockdown where people are asked  to stay home, claiming  she was not in any mood to consent to sex, the military prosecutor said.


The  defendants who are all at the rank of private – were joined by two  civilian accomplices are also facing several charges including  conspiring to commit different acts of aggression against the residents  of the area commonly known as Kangondo, a shanty suburb of Kigali city.


The  soldiers were also charged by the military bProsecutor with being part  of a criminal group, trespass abandoning their patrol stations, and  complicity to robbery. All the defendants pleaded not guilty.


The  military prosecutors also say there was no doubt that the soldiers  committed these atrocities with their accomplices because they were  picked out by the victims from an identification parade.


The  prosecutor also cited medical reports which confirmed that the people  that claimed to have beaten by the soldiers were really beaten and  injured.


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APA  - Kigali (Rwanda) -  The military court in Kigali has postponed the  trial of five Rwandan soldiers suspects involved in the "gang rape" of a  woman with assaulting civilians in a Kigali suburb during COVID-19  lockdown in March this year,  a judicial source disclosed to APA  Thursday in Kigali.


Citing a judicial source, the report said the trial was adjourned to Friday.


The  alleged victim who who was not named for legal reasons told the  military court she went to police after waking up next to the soldiers  during COVID-19 lockdown where people are asked  to stay home, claiming  she was not in any mood to consent to sex, the military prosecutor said.


The  defendants who are all at the rank of private – were joined by two  civilian accomplices are also facing several charges including  conspiring to commit different acts of aggression against the residents  of the area commonly known as Kangondo, a shanty suburb of Kigali city.


The  soldiers were also charged by the military bProsecutor with being part  of a criminal group, trespass abandoning their patrol stations, and  complicity to robbery. All the defendants pleaded not guilty.


The  military prosecutors also say there was no doubt that the soldiers  committed these atrocities with their accomplices because they were  picked out by the victims from an identification parade.


The  prosecutor also cited medical reports which confirmed that the people  that claimed to have beaten by the soldiers were really beaten and  injured.




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