Fulgence Kayishema

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Kayishema (ICTR-01-67)

Transferred to National Courts: 22 February 2012

Still a fugitive as of August 2018, Fulgence Kayishema, the former Judicial Police Inspector of Kivumu Commune in Kibuye Prefecture, was indicted for his alleged role in massacres of Tutsis in Kivumu Commune, specifically for attacks at Nyange Church. The prosecution charged Kayishema with direct responsibility for genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and extermination as a crime against humanity.

Kayishema remained at large as the ICTR was ending its work, and in 2012, the ICTR granted the prosecution’s request to refer the case to the national courts in Rwanda, where he would face trial if captured.