Formal indictment charges filed against Ngirabatware

INDICTMENT charges against the former Rwandan Minister of Planning and member of the National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development (MRND), Augustine Ngirabatware has been formally filed.

The Prosecution with the United Nations’ International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) has filed charges against Ngirabatware with contempt and incitement to commit contempt of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Mechanism.

The Prosecutor of the Mechanism, Mr Serge Brammertz filed the charges here shortly after the Mechanism Judge, Vagn Joensen ordered the Prosecution to file the indictment on the record.

Mr Brammertz did that also pursuant to his authority stipulated in Articles 1(4)(a), 14(1) and 16(4) of the Statute of the Mechanism and Rule 90 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the Mechanism.

Ngirabatware as an individual is criminally responsible for committing contempt of the ICTR and the Mechanism as alleged in counts against him through his acts such as to commit contempt of the ICTR, and the Mechanism by disclosing protected information regarding the protected witnesses and for having prohibited contact.

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