Prosecutors seek retrial of two Rwanda genocide suspects

[JURIST] Prosecutors at an appeals hearing in Arusha, Tanzania, Monday asked the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] to overturn the genocide acquittals of two former Rwandan officials. One-time Rwandan Transport Minister Andre Ntagerura [ICTR case materials] and Emmanuel Bagambiki [ICTR case materials], a civilian official in the Cyangugu Province, were acquitted [judgment, PDF] in 2004 of genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder; JURIST news archive] after the ICTR's trial chamber determined that prosecutors did not prove they were criminally responsible for the alleged deaths. Prosecutors claim that the tribunal did not consider testimony from seven suspected accomplices of the two men. AP has more.



 

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