Prosecutor v. Sylvestre Gacumbitsi (ICTR-2001-64), TC, 17 June 2004 (TJ); AC, 7 July 2006 (AJ). Gacumbitsi was the bourgmestre of the Rusomo commune in eastern Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He was ultimately convicted for his participation in the massacre at the Nyarubuye parish church, which has become an internationally recognized symbol of the genocide, and for murder, extermination, and rape as crimes against humanity. The TC found that in early April 1994 Gacumbitsi played a major role in the campaign of incitement of crimes against Tutsi civilians in the...
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