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MICT takes measures to track Rwandan
genocide fugitives: prosecutor

KIGALI (Xinhua) -- The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has put in place a number of strategies expected to better track key Rwanda genocide masterminds, the MICT chief prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference in Rwandan capital Kigali, Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz said new efforts include involving some colleagues who were able to track down all wanted fugitives in the former Yugoslavia.

Other strategies include adopting modern technologies in terms of search and increased cooperation with partners, he added.

He admitted that the mechanism has fallen short of acting fast to bring fugitives to book, although a number of persons have dedicated full time to try to identify the places where they are hiding.

“It is extremely difficult because those are individuals with a number of different identitie...with obviously a support network which is still out there,” said the prosecutor.

According to him, eight fugitives remain at large out of 90 persons who were indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, whose functions have been inheritaged by the MICT.

Three masterminds wanted by the MICT still at large include Felicien Kabuga, Protais Mpiranya and Augustin Bizimana.

Kabuga, a former businessman, is said to have been a financier of the genocide and is believed to be hiding in Kenya.

Mpiranya, who was the commander of the presidential guard unit, is believed to be hiding in Zimbabwe.

Mpriranya faces charges of participating in planning, preparation and execution of the genocide in which over 1 million peoplem mainly Tutsi and moderate Hutus, were killed in 1994.

Bizimana was the minister of defense during the genocide.

Some 18 genocide suspects have been deported to Rwanda for trial over the years from different countries, Rwanda’s Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana said at Tuesday’s press conference.  

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