New Date Set For Lt Mutabazi Trial


buy information pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Mutabazi and his 14 co-accused are suspected to have committed crimes causing state insecurity, help terrorism, approved creation of a criminal organisation, illegal possession of arms, desertion, and forging a document.

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The Military Tribunal based in Nyamirambo on Wednesday postponed the trial saying it had its own reasons that informed its decision.

This was the second time the defendants were appearing in court since November 13 when they were presented before a Military Judge for pre-trial detention proceedings.

The suspects had requested the military tribunal for more time to look for lawyers to represent them.

Mutabazi who was under an International Arrest Warrant and an Interpol Red Notice for terrorism and other crimes in Kigali, was arrested and handed over by Ugandan authorities to Rwanda National Police on October 31.

The move attracted a backlash from human rights activists, saying Uganda denied Mutabazi his rights as a refugee.

Uganda responded by claiming Mutabazi had escaped from his hotel only to be apprehended by police and that “in an error of judgment and misinterpretation of the International Arrest Warrant, a police officer regretfully handed him over to the Government of Rwanda officials.”

Rwanda National Police had earlier said that Mutabazi was wanted for “terrorism and other crimes” and suspected of involvement in grenade attacks led by the Rwanda National Congress, General Kayumba Nyamwasa’s exiled opposition group, in collaboration with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a predominantly Rwandan armed group operating in eastern Congo that consists in part of people who took part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.


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