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Hategekimana (ICTR-00-55B)

Trial Judgment: 6 December 2010; Appeal Judgment: 8 May 2012

Ildephonse Hategekimana, a Lieutenant in the Rwanda Armed Forces and former Commander of the Ngoma military camp, stood trial for his role in a joint criminal enterprise that resulted in the death of several individuals and Tutusi civilians in Ngoma Parish, Butare Prefecture and for his role in the rape of several Tutsi women in Butare. The prosecution charged Hategekimana with direct and superior responsibility for genocide, complicity in genocide, and crimes against humanity for acts of murder and rape.

In 2010, an ICTR Trial Chamber convicted Hategekimana of genocide for the killings of Tutsis in Ngoma Parish and at Maison Généralice; murder as a crime against humanity for ordering the killing of one individual and for his participation in a joint criminal enterprise with Ngoma Camp soldiers that resulted in the killing of several individuals; and rape as a crime against humanity for his failure to take any measures to prevent or punish a rape committed by his subordinate. In 2012, the ICTR Appeal Chamber dismissed Hategekimana’s appeal on all grounds and affirmed his life sentence.