The joint trial of Clement Kayishema, a former Prefect of Kibuye, and Obed Ruzindana, a former businessman in Kibuye prefecture, will resume on Monday 15 June 1998, when more Defence witnesses are expected to testify before Trial Chamber 2. The Trial was adjourned on 29 May 1998 to enable Trial Judges attend the 5th Plenary session.
Eight witnesses have already testified on behalf of Mr. Ruzindana, and one expert witness has testified in the case of Kayishema. The Prosecution finished its case on 13 March 1998 after 52 witnesses testified in the trial which began on 7 April 1997.
The Trial Chamber will on Monday also hear a motion filed by the Prosecutor requesting for an order that the evidence of Mr. Poucet, defence psychiatrist, not be admitted, or that immediate disclosure be made in relation to the proposed testimony of Mr. Poucet and, following disclosure, the Prosecutor be permitted a reasonable time to prepare her position on admissibility and to prepare cross-examination.
Mr. Kayishema and Mr. Ruzindana are jointly charged with Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and Violations of Article 3 Common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additional to Protocol II thereto.
U.S. National Bar Association Delegation to Visit the Tribunal
On Thursday 18 June 1998, a 30-member delegation of the United States National Bar Association will visit the Tribunal to familiarise itself with the operations of the ICTR. During the visit, the delegation will also meet with the Judges of the two Trial Chambers and the Registrar, and attend a court session.