Rwanda says still has case against ICTR investigator

The Rwanda prosecution has said that they still have a case against Leonidas Ncogoza, the attorney accused of contempt of court at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

The Rwanda prosecution has said that they still have a case against Leonidas Ncogoza, the attorney accused of contempt of court at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

Ncogoza who had been remanded on similar charges in Rwanda, on Monday appeared before the ICTR and was charged with four counts after he surrendered to the UN tribunal last week.

“We still have a case against him despite the fact that he surrendered to another court,” Prosecution Spokesman John Bosco Mutangana on Wednesday.

He said that Ncogoza had been released provisionally by the Gasabo Higher Instance Court.

Ncogoza, who was an investigator on the defence team of Genocide suspect Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda at the ICTR, had been arrested in Kigali June last year.

He is accused of having committed the offences with intent to fabricate additional evidence and procure false statements for use in support of the appeal against conviction and sentence of Kamuhanda.

Ncogoza, a member of Kigali Bar Association, has since been thrown into the ICTR custody in Arusha, Tanzania.

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