Sen. Nzirasanaho pleads not guilty

Former Senator Anastase Nzirasanaho appeared before the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

Former Senator Anastase Nzirasanaho appeared before the Nyarugenge Intermediate Court yesterday and pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

Nzirasanaho was charged with three counts, including Genocide, crimes against humanity, and formation of militia groups.

 

While appearing before the judge, the former senator simply said, “I am not guilty on all charges.”

 

Prosecution led by Ndibwami Rugamba, alleges that the former senator was responsible for the death of Dr Theoneste Gafaranga during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

 

He denied the same charges in 2009 before Gacaca court in Muhima.

Besides Gafaranga, the suspect is also accused of being responsible for the death of a certain man only known as Deo who was reportedly Gafaranga’s guard during the Genocide. He is also blamed for the death other seven people from Mataba in the former commune Ndusu.

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