ICTR defence lawyers brainwashed – Ngoga

KIGALI - The Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, has strongly castigated another defence lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), whom he said, is among the “brainwashed...neo ideologues of Genocide and its denial”.
Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga
Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga

KIGALI - The Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, has strongly castigated another defence lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), whom he said, is among the “brainwashed...neo ideologues of Genocide and its denial”.

Ngoga was reacting to a letter Canadian lawyer, Christopher Black, wrote in the Guardian, saying that: “The term “genocide” is a word used by the Rwandan Patriotic Front as a term of art for their version of the war” and that “ the RPF version of the war in Rwanda is a pack of lies from start to finish”.

“The RPF, a wing of Museveni’s Ugandan army, started the war, committed most of the massacres, and overthrew the democratic process and installed an RPF military junta which has pushed the country back into the serfdom it escaped in 1959,” wrote Blac.

He is the lead defence counsel for General Augustin Ndindiliyimana, the former Chief-of Staff of the Gendarmerie (Para-military police) during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Ndindiliyimana is on trial for Genocide, Crimes against humanity and War crimes in the so-called ‘Military II’ case.
“In The same way the architects of the Genocide brainwashed the citizenry with their Genocidal Propaganda until they participated in it in big numbers, the defendants in Genocide trials and fugitives on the run, have managed to brainwash some western professionals and intellectuals into being neo ideologues of Genocide and its denial,” said the Prosecutor General.

“The likes of Christopher Black are now speaking the language of a Genocidal radio- RTLM and Genocidal tabloid, Kangura. He is speaking the language Kambanda and Sindikubwabo, the language of CDR. This is the kind of language that even convicted genocidaires speak with caution. Christopher Black is unable to exercise even the minimum of caution,” said Ngoga.

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