Arusha, January 27, 2004 (FH) The former commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Rwanda (UNAMIR), general Romeo Dallaire Tuesday completed his testimony before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) where he was testifying in the so-called "Military I" trial. The trial involves, the former director of cabinet in the Rwandan ministry of defense, Colonel Theoneste Bagosora, Lieutenant Colonel Anatole Nsengiyumva who was in charge of the Gisenyi military area (western Rwanda), general Gratien Kabiligi who was responsible for military operations at the headquarters of the army and Major Aloys Ntabakuze who was in charge of the Kanombe para-commando battalion.

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All have pleaded not guilty to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. During the afternoon session, the defense counsels continued to cross-examine the 37th prosecution witness on the same lines as previous counsels did. The commander was later re-examined by the prosecuting counsel Mr. Drew WhiteDuring his entire testimony, the general provided detailed information regarding the decisions and actions he took during his period of service which begun in October 1993 and ended in September 1994. The military trial continues on Wednesday with the testimony of Major Brent Beardsley who assisted the general in Rwanda during that time. The trial is taking place in Chamber one of the ICTR, presided by Norwegian judge Erik Mose, assisted by judges Serguei Egorov from Russia and Jai Ram Reddy of Fiji. SV/KN/AT/FH (ML''0127F)