Former Rwandan Official on trial over alleged Genocide
The former Rwandan official Laurent Bacyibaruta has gone on trial in France for his alleged role in the 1999 genocide in Rwanda that claimed more than 800,000 lives of people mostly the ethnic Tutsi, were killed by the Hutu militaries.
Mr. Bucyibaruta is one of the most senior figures to face court in France, where activists have long campaigned for him to stand before the trial.
The 78-year old man is standing the trial on charges of genocide and complicity in crimes against the human race in Rwanda. The massive killing alarmed the Western democracies that resulted into the hunt of the pioneers of the massacre and many have been brought in courts of law to pay for their sins.
The suspect was brought to the courtroom on 9th May 2022, in the wheelchair as he is suffering from ill health.
However, he is accused of attending and participating in several security meetings when the killings were allegedly planned especially in the Gikongoro Province.
Though he has been brought under prosecution, he denies all the charges imposed on him. Prosecutions are still going on.