Ndindabahizi, Emmanuel

At the time of the Rwandan genocide, Emmanuel Ndindabahizi was Minister of Finance of the Interim Government. He is accused of having played an active role in the massacres against the Tutsi population which took place in April and May 1994 in Gitwa Hill and in the Gitesi commune of Kibuye prefecture, Ndindabahizi’s home region. These massacres resulted in the deaths of thousands of Tutsis.

On 15 July 1994, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), found Emmanuel Ndindabahizi guilty of the three counts against him in the amended indictment of 7 July 2003. He was declared guilty of instigating, aiding and abetting genocide and of extermination and murder as a crime against humanity. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Ndindabahizi appealed the decision.

On 16 January 2007, the Appeals Chamber of the ICTR affirmed Ndindabahizi’s conviction for genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity but acquitted him of the other counts. The Appeals Chamber also affirmed the life sentence. On 27 June 2009, Ndindabahizi was transferred to Benin to serve the remainder of his sentence. 

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