UN to ask France to bring case against employee accused in Rwandan genocide

[JURIST] Chief of Staff to UN-Secretary General Kofi Annan Mark Malloch Brown [official profile] told AP Friday that the UN will ask France to pursue a former UN employee accused in the murders of 32 Rwandans during the genocide of 1994, after pressure on Rwandan authorities has yielded little success. Callixte Mbarushimana [Wikipedia profile], who has lived in France since 2003 with refugee protection, worked for the UN Development Program [official website] in Rwanda from 1992-1994. He is believed to have shot two people to death and coordinated the murders of 30 others, including other UN employees. Mbarushimana denies the charges and said he welcomed the opportunnity to clear his name. Former chief prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [official website] Carla del Ponte says the ICTR did not file an indictment against Mbarushimana because it lacked sufficient evidence against him. AP has more.

 

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