To link to this article, copy this persistent link:

(Mar 02, 2008) Callixte Nzabonimana, who had been Minister of Youth and Sports in Rwanda in 1994, was arrested on February 19, 2008, in Kigoma, Tanzania. He was sent the next day to Arusha, the location of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), where he will be tried for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Nzabonimana is facing 11 charges, including genocide, inciting others to commit genocide, and conspiracy to commit genocide, and has entered a plea of not guilty before Judge Dennis Bryan of the ICTR. The charges stem from his role in an alleged plot to carry out mass killings of the Tutsi ethnic group and murders of opposition political leaders. About 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in just 100 days in April 1994. The ICTR was established by the United Nations Security Council in the same year with the mandate of trying those responsible for the crimes. (Ex-Minister in Rwanda Arrested and Brought Before UN Genocide Tribunal, UN NEWS, Feb. 19, 2008, & Rwandan Ex-Minister Pleads Not Guilty to 11 Charges before UN Genocide Tribunal, UN NEWS, Feb. 21, 2008, both from

Author: Constance Johnson More by this author
Topic: Human rights and civil liberties More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Rwanda More about this jurisdiction

Search Legal News
Find legal news by topic, country, keyword, date, or author.

Global Legal Monitor RSS
Get the Global Legal Monitor delivered to your inbox. Sign up for RSS service.

The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the GLM.

Last updated: 03/02/2008