Former Rwandan official pleads not guilty before UN genocide tribunal
Dominique Ntawukuriryayo is facing charges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) – which is based in Arusha, Tanzania – of genocide, complicity in genocide, and direct and public incitement to commit genocide for acts committed during the period from 6 April to 17 July 1994.
The indictment against the former deputy prefect in Butare prefecture alleges that Mr. Ntawukuriryayo had de facto control over local and regional leaders, administrative personnel, communal police and Interahamwe and other militias in Butare during the genocide.
In addition, he allegedly incited the public to participate in genocide by promising money, land and houses to those who killed the most number of Tutsis.
Mr. Ntawukuriryayo was arrested in France in 2007 and transferred to the ICTR on 5 June of this year.