"We are taking steps to ascertain the full facts and deal with the situation", answered the Associate-Registrar to a request for information by the Hirondelle agency.
The charges weighing against Léonidas Nshogoza, who is an investigator in the team directed by French lawyer Aicha Conde, have not yet been officially specified. According to an official statement issued by her customer, Nshogoza would be accused of having tried to pressure a witness.
This arrest occurs as the Rukundo trial is set to restart at the beginning of July with the presentation of the defense evidence. The principal lawyer of Rukundo, Mrs. Conde, was in Rwanda when her investigator was arrested. She should meet the Attorney General of Rwanda, Mr. Martin Ngoga, it was learned from a close source to the case.
Father Rukundo, military chaplain in Ruhengeri (northern Rwanda) then in Kigali, was arrested on 12 July 2001. He is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity and pled not guilty.
© Hirondelle News Agency