ICTR’s appeals chamber reduces the sentence of a man who killed the last Queen of Rwanda

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Monday sentenced to 35 years in jail Ildephonse Nizeyimana, a former captain in the Rwandan army who had been sentenced to life by the trial court. At the time of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Captain Nizeyimana, the last military official to be … Continue reading ICTR’s appeals chamber reduces the sentence of a man who killed the last Queen of Rwanda

ICTR/NZABONIMANA – LIFE SENTENCE CONFIRMED FOR FORMER RWANDAN YOUTH MINISTER

Arusha, September 29, 2014 (FH) – The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which is to close its doors by the end of this year, on Monday confirmed a sentence of life in jail for former Rwandan Youth Minister Callixte Nzabonimana. The Appeals judges cancelled some of the factual and legal findings … Continue reading ICTR/NZABONIMANA – LIFE SENTENCE CONFIRMED FOR FORMER RWANDAN YOUTH MINISTER

Why correctional authorities should alert the public in case of jail escape

                                                                                                              Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, Head of Rwanda correctional services (RCS)  PHOTO/Igihe.com In April, this year, a friend, who is a senior journalist in one of the biggest media houses in the United Kingdom, was in the country as Rwandans prepared to commemorate 20 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi. He was, however, not just … Continue reading Why correctional authorities should alert the public in case of jail escape

Prison Breaks: A threat to genocide survivors and entire public

Inmates at Mpanga Prison. The public feels RCS should send public watch whenever inmates escape for safety reasons. (TNTFile) When inmates escape penitentiary facilities, the public is exposed to danger. Like the case of Steven Baribwirumuhungu, a murder convict who escaped from prison, only to end up slaughtering a woman and her five children. But … Continue reading Prison Breaks: A threat to genocide survivors and entire public

SWEDEN: A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

The emblem of the Swedish Prosecution Authority. Photo: Anton Yngvesson/Sveriges Radio The man was arrested in absentia earlier this week and taken into police custody Tuesday morning by Swedish police. He remained in custody Tuesday evening. "There has been an ongoing investigation for a long time against this man," chief prosecutor Tora Holst at the … Continue reading SWEDEN: A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide

Genocide suspect Bandora’s trial: Umutangabuhamya yahamije uruhare rwa bandora muri jenoside

Umutangabuhamya wa Kabiri mu rubanza rwa Charles Bandora yavuze ko uyu mugabo yagize uruhare muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, ndetse ko yamwiboneye mu gitero cyagabwe ku Kiliziya cya Ruhuha mu cyahoze ari Komine Ngenda, ubu ni mu Karere ka Bugesera. Kuri uyu wa Kabiri, tariki 23 Nzeri, umutangabuhamya yahaswe ibibazo mu gihe cy’amasaha arenga ane mu … Continue reading Genocide suspect Bandora’s trial: Umutangabuhamya yahamije uruhare rwa bandora muri jenoside

Ibuka raises alarm over killing of survivors

By DANIEL SABIITI SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT in the EASTAFRICAN http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/ Kigali 18.04.2014/ Ibuka has released a report indicating that at least 168 genocide survivors, were killed between 2002 and 2014, in what is believed to be an attempt to stop them from giving evidence on the planning and execution of the 1994 genocide. It has been … Continue reading Ibuka raises alarm over killing of survivors

Bandora trial: state lines up witnesses

Charles Bandora ( 2nd right) consults with his lawyers; Boniface Nizeyimana (2nd left), and Mbera Ferdinand after the court session yesterday. (Timothy Kisambira)  The specialised chamber for international crimes at the High Court yesterday started hearing prosecution witnesses in the case against Genocide suspect Charles Bandora. The state yesterday produced two witnesses, among them Laurent … Continue reading Bandora trial: state lines up witnesses

From Kigali to Cooperstown: The First Retreat of Rwandan Genocide Survivors Living in America

The survivors of 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda descended upon The Hayden Creek Inn in Cooperstown, NY on September 5-7. It was a typical September weekend in Cooperstown, the weather was becoming cool and the landscape was rustic and calm. The story, however, was anything but typical. In Cooperstown began the first ever … Continue reading From Kigali to Cooperstown: The First Retreat of Rwandan Genocide Survivors Living in America

Ruhango: Kutishyura abarokotse jenoside ibyo basahuwe bibangamiye ubumwe n’ubwiyunge

Photo/Logo Gacaca Abarokotse jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994 bo mu murenge wa Ruhango akarere ka Ruhango, baravuga ko bibabaje cyane kubona hashira imyaka 20 batarishyurwa imitungo yabo yangijwe mu gihe cya jenoside, nyamara mu gihe abayangije bidegembya hirya no hino ndetse ngo bakaba batanatera intambwe yo kubegera ngo babasabe imbabazi, bagahamya ko basanga nta bumwe … Continue reading Ruhango: Kutishyura abarokotse jenoside ibyo basahuwe bibangamiye ubumwe n’ubwiyunge

ICTR/KAREMERA – JUDGMENT ON SEPTEMBER 29 FOR RWANDAN POLITICAL LEADERS

L-R/ Karemera and Ngirumpatse The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) will hand down its appeals judgment on September 29 in the case of two former Rwandan political party leaders, Hirondelle learned hirindelle on on monday Matthieu Ngirumpatse was president of the MRND party, while Edouard Karemera was its vice-president. The MRND was the party … Continue reading ICTR/KAREMERA – JUDGMENT ON SEPTEMBER 29 FOR RWANDAN POLITICAL LEADERS

After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone

In a country with no tradition of institutional care for the elderly, Rwanda’s widows and survivors of the 1994 mass killings seek dignity at the end of their lives. SAVE, Rwanda — In the remote hillside village of Save in eucalyptus-covered southern Rwanda, Emmaculate Niwemfite sits on a straw mat near the entry to her … Continue reading After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone