France, May 1 -- Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza initiated proceedings earlier this week.

In March 2024, the High Court in Rwanda controversially denied Ingabire Umuhoza's application for rehabilitation, "preventing her from recovering her civic rights, including the right to travel out of Rwanda and to participate in any elections in Rwanda", her lawyers wrote in a press release.

Ingabire Umuhoza is represented by a multinational legal team, including Rwandan lawyer Gatera Gashabana, as well as Kenyan and European lawyers.

The High Court's decision represents "the latest episode in a series of systematic efforts by the Rwandan State to prevent Ms Ingabire Umuhoza from participating, in any way, in Rwandan political life", they added.

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