Emmanuel Nkunduwimye – trial finally begins for mass murder and rape

Emmanuel Nkunduwimye – trial finally begins for mass murder and rape

Emmanuel Nkunduwimye, 65, a close friend and supporter of the former deputy leader of the notorious Interahamwe militia, Georges Rutaganda, has gone on trial in Brussels. Charged with mass murder and rape, he faces a 6 week trial with witnesses being heard in the Assize court and by Videoconference from Kigali.

A Brief History: Justice and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

A Brief History: Justice and the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi devastated millions of lives – not just Rwanda but the whole Great Lakes region. It will take generations to heal the deep wounds. How did such a genocide happen despite the international community knowing it was being planned – and what happened to the perpetrators afterwards as they sought to escape and deny their crimes?

Freedom of Information Requests on war criminals living in the UK

Freedom of Information Requests on war criminals living in the UK

Freedom of information (FOI) requests made during the past two decades to government bodies, including the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office, reveal information such as the numbers of war crimes suspects in the UK, the cost of extradition cases, the lack of police and judicial action and the names of legal representatives. More FOIs will be added, as available.

Fulgence Kayishema – extradition from South Africa to Arusha proceeds at snail’s pace

Fulgence Kayishema – extradition from South Africa to Arusha proceeds at snail’s pace

One of the last four major fugitives sought by the UN mechanism has been finally arrested in South Africa. Former Police chief Fulgence Kayishema, suspected of killing thousands of Tutsis in collaboration with the interahahmwe and Catholic priest Anastase Seromba, now faces extradition and eventual trial in Kigali.

Australian media expose two suspected genocide killers living happily in Brisbane

Australian media expose two suspected genocide killers living happily in Brisbane

Two suspected genocidaire have been tracked down by Australian media – Froduald Rukeshangabo who now lives and works in Brisbane and Celestin Munyaburanga who is thought to also live in the city – have been named by perpetrators and survivors in Rwanda as culpable of numerous killings during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. Like the UK, Australia has never held a trial for genocide and has become a popular home for alleged mass killers as a result of its policy of impunity.

BREAKING  – Genocide suspect arrested in Gateshead

BREAKING – Genocide suspect arrested in Gateshead

BREAKING NEWS – 25 January – A 69 year-old Rwandan male has been arrested in Gateshead by Counter terrorism police from S.O.15 investigating his alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. He was taken to Newcastle for questioning before being released on bail pending further inquiries. He has not been named yet.

$10,000 cash windfall AGAIN – Former ICTR detainees given THIRD massive UN payday

$10,000 cash windfall AGAIN – Former ICTR detainees given THIRD massive UN payday

It’s UN bonanza payday-time again – the seven former ICTR detainees in living in Niger are celebrating a third $10,000 cash windfall each courtesy of the UN Mechanism ruling its ‘duty of care’ meant they were entitled to what has become an annual tax-free present, to go with free accommodation and medical care. Happy days all round for them. Another savage blow to victims and survivors of the genocide.