Nteziryayo, Alphonse

Alphonse NteziryayoAlphonse Nteziryayo was préfet of Butare in southern Rwanda from June 1994 until he fled the country in July. Prior to that he had been responsible for the Civil Defence of the préfecture of Butare. Nteziryayo was arrested in Burkina Faso in April 1998.

According to the indictment against him, dated 12 August 1999, Alphonse Nteziryayo is charged with genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, murder, extermination, persecution and inhumane acts as crimes against humanity, as well as war crimes. The charges relate to alleged acts committed by Ntezirya in the planning, ordering and participation in the massacre of Tutsis during the genocide in Rwanda, including crimes committed by the Interahamwe militia under his authority in Butare.

The proceedings against Alphonse Nteziryayo and the five other accused being tried alongside Nteziryayo (Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, Arsène Shalom Ntahobali, Sylvain Nsabimana, Joseph Kanyabashi and Elie Ndayambaje) began on 12 June 2001.


The trial ended on 30 April 2009. The judgment in the “Butare Group” case is expected in 2010.

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