In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

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KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.

Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer, said he engaged in "treasonous exchanges" over Skype and an app called Whatsapp. He added just before being whisked out of the news conference: "Let us learn to love each other."

Police presented Mihigo and Cassien Ntamuhanga, who until recently was the director of a Christian radio station, to journalists. Authorities say the two — who appeared in handcuffs — were planning terror attacks in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

Police say the two were working with an opposition political group, the Rwanda National Congress, and the FDLR, an opposition rebel group in Congo.

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