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Times Newspaper: Ingabire and Justice Ministry

times newspaper: In this file photo taken on April 7, 2010, Rwandan United Democratic Forces FDU-Inkingi Chairperson Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza poses at her home in Kigali, in Rwanda, according to Toronto Star. Opposition leader Ingabire, who was sentenced in 2012 to 10 years in jail, was unexpectedly freed from jail on September 15, after President Paul Kagame permitted her early release. Supporters of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and the state-run The New Times newspaper posted photos of the opposition leader leaving Nyarugenge prison hours after the justice ministry's announcement. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ingabire's release surprised many in the capital, Kigali, because it is unusual for longtime Rwandan President Paul Kagame to pardon potential challengers. The ministry statement said both had made their most recent requests for clemency in June. Also approved for early release was musician Kizito Mihigo, convicted on charges of conspiring against the government, who along with Ingabire received a presidential commutation. ( As reported in the news.