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Rwandan FM Denies Backing Mutinous Congolese Soldiers

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s foreign minister strongly denies allegations by international experts that her country supports mutinous soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Louise Mushikiwabo calls the charge “disingenuous.” She says it reminds her of the rhetoric heard just before the 1994 Rwandan genocide of Tutsis. She told a United Nations meeting in New York Monday that […]

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Rwanda Closes Genocide Courts

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwanda has officially closed its community courts after 10 years of trying those accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide. President Paul Kagame told lawmakers Monday that the courts, known as gacacas, exceeded people’s expectations. “The Gacaca courts were an important end in itself for justice and reconciliation. In fact they served a purpose far […]

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Report: Rwanda Arming Rebels in Eastern DRC

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A human-rights group says Rwandan military officials have been arming rebels fighting the government in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch says it has evidence the officials have provided weapons, ammunition and up to 300 new recruits to the rebel forces of renegade DRC General Bosco Ntaganda. It says some of […]

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ICC Upholds Decision to Drop War Crimes Charges Against Rwandan

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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An International Criminal Court appeals chamber has upheld a ruling to drop war crimes charges against a Rwandan man. Callixte Mbarushimana faced eight counts of war crimes and five counts of crimes against humanity in connection with the rape, murder, and torture of civilians in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. But ICC judges ordered […]

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UN Tribunal Transfers First Genocide Suspect to Rwanda

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has for the first time transferred a genocide suspect back to the central African country to face trial. Genocide suspect Jean Uwinkindi arrived in Kigali late Thursday from Arushu, Tanzania, where the U.N. tribunal is based. The transfer came after ICTR judges denied a motion blocking his transfer. Uwinkindi’s […]

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UN Tribunal Transfers First Genocide Suspect to Rwanda

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has for the first time transferred a genocide suspect back to the central African country to face trial. Genocide suspect Jean Uwinkindi arrived in Kigali late Thursday from Arushu, Tanzania, where the U.N. tribunal is based. The transfer came after ICTR judges denied a motion blocking his transfer. Uwinkindi’s […]

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French Court Backs Extradition of Rwandan Genocide Suspect

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time, a French court has approved the extradition of a suspect to Rwanda to face charges in that country’s 1994 genocide. The court in the city of Rouen ruled that Claude Muhayimana can be sent to Rwanda, where is he accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. Muhayimana’s lawyer, Geraldine Boitieux, told […]

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French Court Backs Extradition of Rwandan Genocide Suspect

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time, a French court has approved the extradition of a suspect to Rwanda to face charges in that country’s 1994 genocide. The court in the city of Rouen ruled that Claude Muhayimana can be sent to Rwanda, where is he accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. Muhayimana’s lawyer, Geraldine Boitieux, told […]

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Rwanda Creates New Court for Genocide Cases

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s high court has established a special chamber to handle international crimes, including genocide cases transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The U.N. tribunal, which was set up to try high-level suspects in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, is set to complete its work in 2014. Rwanda’s high court announced this week the new six-judge […]

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Rwanda Creates New Court for Genocide Cases

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s high court has established a special chamber to handle international crimes, including genocide cases transferred from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. The United Nations tribunal, which was set up to try high-level suspects in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, is set to complete its work in 2014. Rwanda’s high court announced this week the new […]

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