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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bugingo Arraigned in Norwegian Court

Sadi Bugingo, a Rwandan genocide suspect arrested on Tuesday in Norway appeared in court this Thursday where prosecution requested for a pre-trial detention as investigations into his case continue.
Bugingo, a former businessman in former Kibungo prefecture is wanted by Rwanda in connection with his alleged role in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in present-day Ngoma and Kirehe districts in the eastern province.
He was indicted by Rwanda in January 2008 and thereafter Norwegian investigators visited the country and gathered evidence before affecting his arrest.
Bugingo is accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and crimes against humanity.
Bugingo, just like Charles Bandora, another genocide suspect on trial in Norway is likely to be tried there since the Scandinavian country and other European countries have in the past been reluctant to extradite genocide fugitives to Rwanda claiming they wouldn’t get a fair trial here.

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