ICTR decision on Kabuga, Mpiranyi good idea

Editor, The move by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, to start legal proceedings against key Rwandan Genocide suspects, Felicien Kabuga and Protais Mpiranya in absentia, is a good idea since the process will help document the crimes against the Genocide suspects.

Editor,

The move by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania, to start legal proceedings against key Rwandan Genocide suspects, Felicien Kabuga and Protais Mpiranya in absentia, is a good idea since the process will help document the crimes against the Genocide suspects.

It is important  that witnesses reveal more information and expose the role played by these suspects during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, when they are still alive.

The testimonies will help the suspects’ defense lawyers to clearly understand the nature of the crimes against their clients.

When all evidence against the suspects is collected and archived, it will speed up court proceedings once these men have been apprehended. 

What is, however, apparent is that the suspects will eventually be arrested because they cannot run away from justice for ever.

Joseph Museminali
Kigali

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