Colonel Théoneste Bagosora served as Cabinet Minister of the Ministry of Defence of Rwanda in 1994. In 2008, he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Rwanda International Criminal Court.
He is believed to be one of the planners of the genocide committed against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. Agence France-Presse decided on Monday, April 5, that the United Nations Tribunal refused to release Colonel Théoneste Bagosora (Col. Théoneste Bagosora) early. The highest Rwandan official was an international justice who condemned him for his responsibility in the massacre.
Théoneste Bagosora is 79 years old and served as Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Defense in 1994. In 2008, he was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTR) of Rwanda for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In 2011, the Appeals Chamber reduced him to 35 years in prison.In his trial “Brain” The genocide committed against the Tutsi people killed 800,000 people.
Théoneste Bagosora was imprisoned in Mali and requested an early release in March 2019. Several Rwandan races who have served two-thirds of their sentences have already been offered such measures.
The Chairman of the International Criminal Tribunal Mechanism (MTPI), Carmel Agius, rejected his request. The agency is headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania, and is responsible for completing the work of the International Tribunal for Rwanda. The International Tribunal for Rwanda The mission has ended.
“I hereby refuse the request”, Wrote in the judgment made on January 1:Yes In April, AFP was able to conduct a consultation on Monday.The magistrate emphasized “The crime of Bagoasola was extremely serious and seriously affected his release.”. “I also think he cannot provide sufficient evidence to prove his return to society, so he cannot accept the request.”, He added.
In 2011, the Appellate Judge of the International Tribunal for Rwanda overturned several conclusions that the Tribunal had condemned Théoneste Bagosora. However, they still maintain the main conclusion of the judgment, according to which Bagosora was the highest military authority in Rwanda from 6 to 9 April 1994 at the beginning of the genocide.