Rights organisation file case against genocide suspect in France

By IGIHE
On 3 January 2018 at 04:39

The France-based rights organisation, Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR) has filed a case against Rwandan Michel Bakuzakundi living in Havre City, France, over suspected crimes in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Under the communiqué released by the organisation on Monday, they filed a new complaint against Bakuzakundi who is suspected of having participated in the genocide.

“Testimonies by this organization reveal crimes allegedly committed in Kigali City, especially in Remera,” the Communiqué reads in part.

The petition was handed to judges following crimes against humanity in Paris high court for them to conduct more investigations.

“As we continue to say, it is getting hard to bring to book people suspected of role in the genocide living in France,” reads the communiqué.

It states that nearly 24 years after the genocide, witnesses lack and sometimes prefer not to testify due to mistrust of France justice system.

Bakuzakundi 68 is among fugitives under Interpol search. His arrest warrant was issued on January 16, 2008.

CPCR has issued 23 files of genocide cases excluding those that have been issued by other organisations.

Other organisations have so far filed cases of Father Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, Dr. Sosthène Munyemana, Laurent Bucyibaruta, Col Laurent Serubuga, Lt Col Cyprien Kayumba and Fabien Neretse.

Michel Bakuzakundi

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