Popular Rwanda gospel singer dies in custody

A popular Rwandan singer whose music was banned by the ruling regime was found dead in Kagali, police said Monday.

Kizito Mihigo was said to have committed suicide while in custody, three days after he was caught trying to flee the country.

The singer was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2015 for conspiring against the government.

He was later pardoned and recaptured trying to cross the border in Rwanda's south.

Police said Mihigo was visited by his relatives and lawyers while in dete…

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