Nzirasanaho’s genocide case in re-examination
The High Court has given Anastaze Nzirasanaho, a former Senator the privilege to present and cross examine witnesses in his genocide case but prosecutors say the move is unnecessary.
The ex-senator was appealing a case in which he was convicted of conspiracy with an armed group and the illegal possession of a gun that was used by the Interahamwe to kill Tutsis during the 1994 genocide.
The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court had earlier sentenced Nzirasanaho to life in prison with special provisions.
In March, the intermediate court had cleared him of charges of killing Dr Theonest Gafaranga but found him guilty of illegal possession of a gun.
The Ex-Senator’s trial began at the Gacaca court level and was later transferred to the intermediate court after he was classified as a category one suspect.
The cross examination hearing will be on the 17th of this month.