ICTR Defers to French Courts to Try Two Alleged Genocide Suspects; Rushes to Start Six New Trials Before Mandate Expires

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Saturday, March 1, 2008
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
On November 21, 2007, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) decided to defer to a French court the prosecution of Abbot Weneceslas Munyeshyaka and former prefect Laurent Bucyibaruta. Munyeshyaka, a Catholic priest, is charged in the ICTR indictment with genocide, rape, extermination, and murder. Bucyibaruta is charged with incitement to commit genocide, genocide, complicity in genocide, rape, extermination, and murder...[more]