A Rwandan opposition leader has gone on hunger strike after being arrested by police, his lawyer says.
Christopher Kayumba, the leader of the Rwandese Platform for Democracy was arrested on Thursday on rape charges, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said.
Mr. Kayumba has previously called the allegations “politically motivated”, arguing that they surfaced a day after he launched his party in March.
The media consultant and university lecturer was questioned on the charges in March and was summoned again last Thursday and arrested.
His lawyer, Ntirenganya Seif Jean Bosco, says Mr. Kayumba has taken a decision to go on hunger strike while in police custody “so that his right to bail is respected”. END