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GAA (ICTR-07-90)

Trial Judgment: 4 December 2007

The defendant, who goes by the pseudonym “GAA” and was a prosecution witness in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean de Dieu Kamuhanda, stood trial for lying under oath about seeing Kamuhanda commit crimes and for accepting bribes for the provision of that testimony. The prosecution charged GAA with one count of giving false testimony under solemn declaration, one count of contempt of the Tribunal, and four counts of attempts to commit acts punishable as contempt of the Tribunal.

In 2007, an ICTR Trial Chamber accepted GAA’s guilty plea with respect to the first two counts of false testimony and contempt, and the Tribunal granted the prosecution’s request to drop the remaining four counts. The Tribunal sentenced GAA to nine months’ imprisonment.