Rwanda terror suspects to appear in court today
Sixteen Rwandan terror suspects will appear before the Military High Court in Kanombe this Today January 28, to face separate charges on terrorism, murder and conspiracy to murder.
The group includes; renegade Rwanda Defence Forces Rwandan soldiers, Lt Joel Mutabazi and Innocent Kalisa- who both formerly served in the Republican Guards.
Other suspects include two members of FDLR (a genocidal militia made up of Ex-FAR and interahamwe) closely linked with Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and eight former National University of Rwanda students recruited by RNC and suspected to be part of a terror cell of the FDLR.
The group will also jointly and separately be charged with formation of an armed group, spreading rumours with intention to incite the public against the State, illegal possession of fire arms, forgery and desertion, according to the Defense ministry.
Defence and Military spokesperson Brigadier General Joseph Nzabamwita says that there is enough evidence collected on the group
Lt. Mutabazi is the most prominent among the suspects. He appeared before the military court late last year, though his case was put out of the public hearing due to state security reasons.
His co-accused include: Karemera Jackson, Eugene Mutamba, Diane Gasengayire, Joseph Nshimiyimana, Pelagie Twizeyimana, Cyprien Nibishaka Rwisanga, Dative Murekeyisoni, Balthazar Maniraho, Jean de Dieu Nizigiyeho, Shadrack Barangayabo, Simon-Pierre Mahirwe, Marie-Grace Mutuyimana and Anselme Nimusabe.