Ex-interior minister surrenders to Rwanda genocide tribunal

[JURIST] Callixte Kalimanzira, Rwanda's acting interior minister during the 1994 genocide [BBC backgrounder], has surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [official website], the court announced [press release] Tuesday. According to the tribunal, Kalimanzira is "charged with genocide, in the alternative complicity in genocide, and with direct and public incitement to commit genocide" for allegedly helping to coordinate the genocide. Specifically, the ICTR alleges that Kalimanzira made inflammatory speeches calling for the elimination of all Tutsis, distributed weapons to be used in the massacre, supervised the killings of thousands of Tutsis, and personally beat to death some Tutsis. IRIN has more.

 

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