Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 May 2009

Rwanda / TPIR





Rwanda / TPIR


ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 7, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general:


On the Rwanda judicial front, the trial of Dominique Ntawukulilyayo, the former prefect of Butare, has begun before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha.  The accused is facing three counts of genocide, including incitement to genocide.


Prosecutors say the former Government official failed to prevent, and even aided and abetted, and in some cases ordered, genocidal killings in areas under his jurisdiction.  He was arrested in France in late 2007 and extradited to the Tribunal a year ago.  He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.



United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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