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01 June 2001 by -

Counselor of Gishyita Sector

Mika Muhimana is accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of article 3 common to the Geneva conventions and of additional protocol II. Identity

  • Mika Muhimana is believed to have been born around 1950 in Gishyita sector, Gishyita Commune, Kibuye prefecture. Mika Muhimana was elected as Counselor of Gishyita Sector, Gishyita Commune, in 1988. Before his election, Mika Muhimana was a commercial trader. Mika Muhimana acted as counselor until the end of July 1994.

Charges

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03 May 2004 by -

As a humble town councillor, Mikaeli Muhimana (or «Mika») should probably never have been brought before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The tribunal was set up by the United Nations to try the main perpetrators of the 1994 genocide. The indictment issued by the ICTR in 1995 harks back to the time when the untried prosecution was mindless of the restricted mandate of the ad hoc tribunal.

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06 September 2004 by Thierry Cruvellier

In the space of a week, just before the summer recess, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has handed down one life sentence, confirmed a second and heard the parties debate two other appeal verdicts. The four cases all concern Rwandan personalities prosecuted for crimes committed in 1994 in the same region, eastern Kibuye.

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23 May 2005 by -

Accounts of sexual violence and cruelty against women committed during the 1994 genocide have characterised the trial of Mika Muhimana since it opened before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). On 28 April 2005, eleven years after the crimes, the former sector councillor of the Gishyita commune, Kibuye prefecture, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial chamber dismissed a number of charges against the accused, including at least eleven rapes and nine murders.

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