Saturday, May 22, 2010

Criminal defense lawyers dispute Rwanda Genocide history



Martin Ngoga, Rwanda's Chief Prosecutor, who threatened Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza with arrest if she keeps talking to the press, also accuses the international criminal lawyers at the Second International Criminal Defense Conference in Bruxelles of genocide denial.  


May 21, 2010, Bruxelles - The ad hoc organizing committee of the Second International Criminal Defense Conference being held in Bruxelles on May 21-23, thanked Rwanda Chief Prosecutor Ngoga, and Kigali’s New Times, for publicizing their efforts.


This week, as the conference dates approached, The New Times published several articles condemning it and quoting Rwanda's Chief Prosecutor Ngoga saying that, "For a few years now, some defense lawyers at the ICTR have badly deviated from their professional duties and turned into activists and advocates of genocide denial."


Last week Ngoga warned Ingabire that she might be jailed once again if she continues speaking to the press.  


Full story at Digital Journal, http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/292310.

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