Byabagamba And Rusagara Get 20 Years In Prison
Rwanda’s Military High court has sentenced Col Tom Byabagamba to 21 years in prison and ruled that his rank be stripped off and all medals awarded to him previously revoked.
In the same ruling, Brig Gen Frank Rusagara has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Byabagamba and Rusagara have however, immediately appealed against the ruling.
The two military officers including Sgt (Rtd) FranÃ§ois Kabayiza, who gets 5 years and Rwf500,000 fines, formerly a driver ofÂ Rusagara, have been battling a court case for the past 550 days on charges of inciting insurrection, tarnishing the image of the country and illegal possession and concealment of firearms.