Kayishema, Clément

Clement KayishemaClément Kayishema acted as Prefect of Kibuye from July 1992 until his departure to Zaire in July 1994. He was indicted on 24 April 1996 in relation to four massacres at the Catholic Church and the Home St. Jean complex (Kibuye), at the Stadium in Kibuye town, at the Church in Mubuga and in the area of Bisesero, each resulting in the death of thousands of men, women and children.

Clément Kayishema was accused by the ICTR of 24 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, violations of the Common Article 3 and of Additional Protocol II, including murder, extermination and other inhumane acts. He was tried together with Obed Ruzindana.

On 21 May 1999, the Trial Chamber rendered its judgement. Kayishema was found guilty of the four counts of genocide in relation to each of the massacres and acquitted of the other counts. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. On 1 June 2001, the Appeals Chamber confirmed the first instance verdict. Clément Kayishema is serving is sentence in Mali.

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