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Rarely in the history of the Arusha trials has a hearing been so keenly followed and so swamped by media attention. The event of the century was the testimony of General Dallaire : the personality of the man and the breach that his appearance has opened up in international law gives the case a uniquely symbolic status. Yet the restrictions imposed on his giving evidence have deflected its true impact, and left the key questions about the trial hanging in the air. Event, non-event or counter-event ?

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25th 1999 has been suggested for the opening of the trial of the former Tea factory director from Gisovu in the Kibuye préfecture. Trial Chamber I, presided over by Judge Aspegren in this case, is banking on applying the changes made to the Rules of Procedure in June, aimed at speeding up the trials. The declared objective of this is to finish the trial in three months. He is the most longstanding inmate in the UN prison in Arusha.

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Bourgmestre of Taba

Jean-Paul Akayesu was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Identity

  • Jean-Paul Akayesu was born in 1953 in Murehe sector, Taba commune. He served as bourgmestre of that commune from April 1993 until June 1994. Prior to his appointment as bourgmestre, he was a teacher and school inspector in Taba.

Charges

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Justin Mugenzi is accused of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions and of Additionnal Protocol II.

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Samuel Imanishimwe is accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of the Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II.
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  • Trials in Mexico: Mexico recognizes “dirty war” crimes
  • Chapter V of our diplomatic series “Moscow’s touchy vigilance”

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Minister of the Interior

Edouard Karemera is accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, direct and public incitment to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of Geneva Conventions and of Additional Protocol II.
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Identity

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Bougmestre of Mabanza

Ignace Bagilishema is accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additionnal protocol II.
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Identity

  • Ignace Bagilishema was born in 1955 in Rubengera Sector, Mabanza commune, Kibuye prefecture, Rwanda. Bagilishema was appointed as Bourgmestre of Mabanza on February 8, 1980 until the end of July 1994.

Charges

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Jérôme Bicamumpaka is accused of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and serious violations of Geneva Conventions and of Additionnal Protocol II.

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Prefet of Kibuye

Clément Kayishema was found guilty of genocide. He was sentenced to life emprisonment.
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Chamber

  • William Sekule (President), Tafazzal Hossein Khan, Yakov Ostrovsky

Prosecutor

  • Jonah Rahetlah, Brenda Sue Thornton, Holo Makwaïa

Defence Counsel

  • André Ferran, Philippe Moriceau

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