Friday, December 9, 2022

Violations of the Gacaca Law

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The Rwandan semi-traditional courts known as Gacaca are intended to try genocide suspects, but they also have other powers. According to the law which governs Gacaca, these village courts can punish people...

ELIEZER NIYITEGEKA Sentenced

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Kibuye province lies on the shores of Lake Kivu, making it one of the most scenic places in Rwanda . A few miles away from the lake, are the hills of...

Butare Trial: Ntahobali Ordered Tutsi Refugees Killed, Witness Alleges

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ARUSHA 29 May 2002 (Internews) Arsene Shalom Ntahobali ordered 'Interahamwe' militiamen to kill ethnic Tutsi refugees at the Butare governor's office during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a prosecution witness today...

Media Trial: Barayagwiza’s Party Didn’t Have Militia Wing, Defense Lawyer Claims

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ARUSHA (Internews) Alfred Pognon of Benin, co-counsel for genocide suspect Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, today claimed before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) that the allegedly Hutu extremist Coalition for the...

Cyangugu Trial: Prosecutor Challenges Former Minister’s Credibility

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ARUSHA: (Internews) Richard Karegyesa of Uganda, prosecution attorney in the so-called "Cyangugu Trial" before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), today challenged the credibility of a former minister testifying for...

Media Trial: Hassan Ngeze Was Useful To Rwanda Government, Witness Says

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By Mary Kimani ARUSHA 28 May 2002 (Internews) Genocide suspect Hassan Ngeze "was not a decision maker but someone called upon to follow orders," Alison Des Forges, Rwandan historian and Human Rights...

Cyangugu Trial: Former Rwandan Minister Testifies in Ntagerura’s Defense

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By Sheenah Kaliisa ARUSHA 28 May 2002 (Internews) Genocide suspect Andre Ntagerura was a man of integrity who loved his country, a former Rwandan minister testifying in his defense today told judges...

Rwanda Tribunal Dismisses another Defense Lawyer

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By Sheenah Kaliisa ARUSHA (Internews) The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has discharged Michael Greaves of the United Kingdom as lead counsel for genocide suspect Prosper Mugiraneza, former Rwandan minister of...

Human Rights Conference: Rwanda Tribunal Contributes To Africa’s New Political Culture

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ARUSHA 27 May 2002 (Internews) The Arusha-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) contributes greatly to the social and political evolution of the African continent, Kingsley Moghalu of Nigeria, ICTR Spokesman,...

Media Trial: Events in Rwanda Proved Ngeze Right, Attorney Says

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ARUSHA (Internews) John Floyd of the United States, defense counsel for genocide suspect Hassan Ngeze, today told judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) that 1994 events in Rwanda...

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