Peter Erlinder, the American lawyer representing some of the Rwandan genocide suspects on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has been thrown out by the Appeals Chamber for repeatedly disregarding the tribunal directives.
The ruling, made on April 21 at The Hague in the Netherlands ordered that the controversial American professor be immediately replaced as the lead counsel for Aloys Ntabakuze after he had been served with several summons to appear in his client’s appeal’s case which he didn’t respond to.
Erlinder, who was last year arrested in Rwanda for denying the 1994 genocide against Tutsi had claimed he feared travelling to Arusha for his personal safety as well as his medical condition.
In an exclusive interview with Contact FM, Roland Amoussouga, the ICTR spokesman confirmed Erlinder’s ban.
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