Secretary-General Welcomes Transfer of Indictee by Congolese Government to International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

22 September 2009
SG/SM/12467-AFR/1889-L/3148

Secretary-General Welcomes Transfer of Indictee by Congolese Government to International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

22 September 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12467
AFR/1889
L/3148
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Welcomes Transfer of Indictee by Congolese Government


to International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General welcomes the transfer, on 20 September 2009, of Grégoire Ndahimana, by the Congolese Government to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.


Mr. Ndahimana, a Rwandan national and high-level figure in the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR), was arrested in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the Congolese Army on 10 August 2009.


Mr. Ndahimana was among 13 of the remaining fugitives indicted before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda in 1994.  Mr. Ndahimana’s arrest and transfer to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was facilitated by the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), at the request of Congolese authorities.


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