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Rwanda: Erlinder: ICTR to Demand the Return of the American Professor to Stand Trial

2010-10-21, Kigali, Rwanda. Rwandan Chief Prosecutor Martin Ngoga announced that he will be seeking the return of Peter Erlinder, a defence counsel before the ICTY and an American law professor, to Rwanda to stand trial on charges of genocide denial. Professor Erlinder was arrested in May, when he arrived to Kigali to defend Victoire Ingabire, opposition leader, who [...]
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ICTR: Peter Robinson Charged with Contempt

2010-06-08, Arusha, Tanzania. Peter Robinson, counsel for Joseph Nzirorera before the ICTR and Radovan Karadzic before the ICTY, was charged with contempt of court after he refused to examine a defence witness in protest of the arrest of a fellow lawyer, Professor Peter Erlinder, by the Rwandan authorities. Mr. Robinson brought a motion before the Registrar to [...]
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Rwanda: Prof. Erlinder Denied Bail

2010-05-07, Kigali, Rwanda. Prof. Erlinder was denied bailed by a Rwandan court, and was transferred to a general Kigali prison. The judge rejected the defence’s argument that Prof. Erlinder’s health would be at risk if he continues to be imprisoned, and that he needs to go back to the United States to treat his heart [...]
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Rwanda: Peter Erlinder Arrested in Rwanda

2010-05-28, Kigali, Rwanda. Professor Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law (Minnesota, USA) was arrested in Rwanda on ‘genocide denial’ charges. Prof. Erlinder is a former defence counsel for Aloys Ntabakuze, commander of the Para Commando Battalion, who was sentenced by the ICTR Trial Chamber to life imprisonment in December 2008. He is also representing  Agatha Habyarimana, [...]
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U.S.A.: Lawsuit Filed against Kagame for the Assassination of the Rwandan President in 1994

2010-04-31, Oklahoma City, O.K., United States. Agatha Habyarimana, the widow of the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, and Sylvana Ntaryamira, the widow of the Burundian President, Cyprien Ntaryamira, filed a lawsuit against current Rwandan President Paul Kagame in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The suit is for wrongful death and murder, [...]
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