Kampala - The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), has disclosed that its finalising plans to transfer Bernard Munyagishari, a Genocide suspect arrested last month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Munyagishari is still detained in Goma, pending transfer to the ICTR, where he is wanted on charges of Genocide and crimes against humanity, including rape.
“The Registry is finalising with authorities in DRC the process of transfer. There is no problem. The transfer will take place anytime,” Danford Mpumilwa, ICTR’s officer in Charge of Communications Unit told reporters over the weekend.
In his address to the UN Security Council last week, ICTR Chief Prosecutor, Hassan Bubacar Jallow called upon the DRC government to expedite the transfer of the suspect to the Tanzanian-based tribunal.
Munyagishari was born in 1959 in the then Rubavu commune in the Western Province. He was arrested pursuant to an international arrest warrant issued by the tribunal in 2005.
He has featured on the US Rewards for Justice program as a fugitive from international justice.