The French legal authorities requested from Rwandan counterparts to forward them constitutional and legislative documents on the legality of the offences and the sentences, the non-retroactivity of criminal law and to indicate to them the various acts having stopped the statutory limitations of prosecution against Mr. Bivugabagabo. The defendant is currently in custody in France.
The defendant was arrested at the beginning of January in Toulouse by virtue of an international arrest warrant issued by Rwanda.
Marcel Bivugabagabo, 53, is on the list of the 93 people most wanted by Rwanda for their alleged participation in the genocide.
During the genocide, Bivugabagabo was commander of military operations in the sector of Ruhengeri, replacing General Augustin Bizimungu when the latter was named Chief of Staff by the interim government.
© Hirondelle News Agency