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Terror trial resumes with more evidence from suspects

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Lt. Joel Mutabazi(middle) and Corporal Joseph Nshimiyimana alias Camarade(in green)

The terror trial of Lt. Joel Mutabazi and his 15 co-accused has resumed at the Military High Court, Kanombe on May 14 2014 with one of his key co-accused, Corporal Joseph Nshimiyimana alias Camarade providing more evidence on the terror attacks conducted in their racket.

The previous day, court didn’t make any progress into the case trail after the suspects refused to testify and held court in contempt with harsh responses seen from

The case had been adjourned in February 2014 to allow the accused time to reconsider their rights of Defence before court.

Today Comarade apologized to judges after backing at them and denying his previous confessions and his own forged identifications which he used in Uganda with changed names so as to carry out the stealth operations.

Comarade told court that he knows he is bad tempered and that is the reason why insulted judges

Cpl Comarade told court that he worked with the DRC based rebel group- FDLR and was in touch with one Col. Jean Marie, a representative of FDLR in Uganda with who they sold minerals from the Congo.

Camarade also gave clear testimony on how he coordinated the bombs attacks on Kigali city civilians especially the Kicukiro bomb attacks in which he used a mobile tracking jam devise to hide from security while crossing the Uganda border to Rwanda.

According to the Prosecution coordinated Kicukiro Market grenade attacks on 13 September and 14 September 2013. These attacks left two killed innocent people and 46 injured.

Prosecution also revealed that Lt. Joel Mutabazi and Joseph Nshimiyimana got a reconnaissance mission on Rwanda Defence Forces defensive positions and in a meeting chaired by Col Jean Marie Vianney of the FDLR held at Mamba Point in Kampala, the duo with other two soldiers identified as Sgt Gafirita and Cpl Ndagije were sent on a terrorist attack mission using grenades in Kigali.

The group is accused of The two co-accused are jointly charged and separately with deserting the military, terrorism, formation of an armed group, spreading rumors with the intention of inciting the public to rise up against the state, murder, crimes against the state, illegal possession of a firearm.

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