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Trial Judgment: 17 November 2009
Hormisdas Nsengimana, a priest and rector of Collège Christ-Roi secondary school in Nyanza Sector, Butare Prefecture, was indicted for his alleged involvement in a group of Hutu extremists that planned and executed targeted attacks in Nyanza Sector. The prosecution charged Nsengimana with direct and superior responsibility for genocide, murder as a crime against humanity, and extermination as a crime against humanity. In 2009, an ICTR Trial Chamber acquitted Nsengimana of all charges after finding that the prosecution was unable to provide a sufficient factual or legal basis for any of the counts against Nsengimana.