Sons' plea to Rwanda's president over pregnant mother held in prison

  |   Ghana News / Nigeria News

The young sons of a mother held in prison in Rwanda have written to the country's president asking for her to be released.

Speaking at the family home in Leeds, her husband, who is a lab technician, said: "I believe she was taken because of me - a punishment aimed at me." He said his wife had no political past, and is not political now, and is innocent.

Paul Kagame, who has run Rwanda since his rebel army ended the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of people in 1994, has been criticised by some for trampling on freedoms and building up the army to assert his authority.

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