Nizeyimana, Idelphonse

Idelphonse Nizeyimana is charged with genocide or complicity in the alternative, as well as rape and other inhumane acts as crimes against humanity under an indictment dated 7 November 2000. During the genocide in Rwanda, Nizeyimana was second in command in charge of intelligence and military operations at the ESO.

Nizeyimana is accused of conspiring with other military personnel, members of the government, political leaders, civil servants and others in Rwanda to work out a plan for the extermination of the Tutsi population. He is accused of organizing, ordering and participating in massacres, instigating Interahamwe attacks, instructing the setting up of roadblocks, preparing lists of Tutsis to eliminate and directing soldiers to execute entire families.

On 5 October 2009, Idelphonse Nizeyimana was apprehended in Kampala, Uganda attempting to travel into Kenya with false documentation. Nizeyimana was transferred to the custody of the Tribunal on 6 October 2009. It is believed that he fled to eastern DRC following the genocide in 1994, where he rose through the ranks of the Forces Democratiques de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR) Hutu rebels. On 14 October 2009, Nizeyimana made his first appearance before the ICTR, pleading not guilty to all the charges against him.

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