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Munyenyezi remanded for 30 days

By IGIHE
On 11 May 2021 at 08:44

Kicukiro Primary Court has remanded Genocide suspect, Béatrice Munyenyezi for 30 days.

Munyenyezi was deported from the United States of America (U.S.A) to Rwanda in the night of 16th April 2021 after completing 10-year sentence handed by US court for making false statements on her role during Genocide against Tutsi to obtain nationality.

Her pre-trial hearing began on 28th April 2021.

Munyenyezi is facing seven charges linked to her role in Genocide and crimes against humanity. She faces charges of manslaughter as Genocide crime, preparation of Genocide, direct or indirect mobilization to perpetrate Genocide, conspiracy during Genocide, extermination as a crime against humanity and conspiracy to commit rape.

The ruling was read on Monday 10th May 2021 in presence of the accused and one of her defense lawyer, Pierre Célestin Buhuru.

The court read that the decision considered analysis of the suspect’s objections and major reasons cited by the Prosecution.

Based on legal provisions, the court cited serious grounds of merits presented by the Prosecution to suspect Munyenyezi of accused crimes and ruled the remand of 30 days awaiting trial.

Munyenyezi said that extending her detention would worsen health conditions but the court ruled that her objections are not founded.

The court reminded Munyenyezi and defense lawyers that they have only three days to appeal against the decision.

Munyenyezi said she was not satisfied with the decision and filed an appeal.

During the previous hearing, the Prosecution alleged Munyenyezi to have committed suspected crimes in former Butare Prefecture currently in Southern Province.


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