The presiding judge made the decision to adjourn the trial to 10th October, to allow medical experts to provide additional information regarding Basobose’s health condition. The purpose is to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.
The trial began on October 9, with Basabose absent due to health issues. Basabose’s health concerns were noted in August 2022, with a recommendation to place him in a medical facility due to mental disorders.
Despite these issues, the court decided on June 21, 2023, that the trial would proceed.
Both suspects face charges related to genocide and war crimes, with Twahirwa also accused of rape. The trial is scheduled to continue until December 8.