Musema, Alfred

At the time of the Rwandan genocide, Alfred Musema was the Director of the Gisovu Tea Factory in Kibuye Prefecture. Musema actively participated in crimes committed during the months of April, May and June 1994 in Gisovu and Gishyita communes, in the Kibuye prefecture of Rwanda. The aim of these crimes was the extermination of the Tutsi population.

On 27 January 2000, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), found Musema guilty of genocide and of crimes against humanity (extermination and rape). However, Musema was found not guilty of complicity and conspiracy to commit genocide, of crimes against humanity (murder, and other inhumane acts), and of violations of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol II. The Trial Chamber imposed a single sentence of life imprisonment. Musema appealed the decision.

On 16 November 2001, the Appeals Chamber of the ICTR found Alfred Musema not guilty of rape as a crime against humanity but affirmed the verdict of culpability for genocide and extermination as crime against humanity. The Appeals Chamber confirmed the sentence of life imprisonment.

DomCLIC Project: Musema case before the Swiss Courts 

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