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Scheduling Order for the Judgement in the Appeals Case of The Prosecutor vs. Nyiramasuhuko et al.

Please be informed that judgement of the Appeals Case in the Trial of The Prosecutor vs. Nyiramasuhuko et al. (Butare Case) will be delivered on Monday, 14 December 2015 at 10.00 a.m. (UTC+03:00) in the Laïty Kama Courtroom, Fourth Floor, Kilimanjaro Wing of the AICC.

This is the last appeals judgement before the ICTR. The six accused in the case were, on 24 June 2011, variously convicted of crimes of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, incitement to commit genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for their role in crimes commited against Tutsis during the 1994 genocide. Their sentences ranged from 25 years to life imprisonment. The accused are Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, the former Minister of Women’s Development; her son, Arsène Shalom Ntahobali, who was a student in 1994; Sylvain Nsabimana, who served as  Préfet of Butare from 19 April until 17 June 1994; Alphonse Nteziryayo, a lieutenant colonel in the armed forces who was appointed Préfet of Butare on 17  June 1994; Joseph Kanyabashi, the long-serving  Bourgmestre of Ngoma  commune from 1974 through July 1994; and Élie Ndayambaje, a former Bourgmestre of Muganza commune who was reappointed to his post as Bourgmestre on 18 June 1994.

You can also follow the judgement proceedings through YouTube link.

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