At the time of adjournment on July 16, 2008, Major Francois-Xavier Nzuwonemeye, former Commander of the Reconnaissance Battalion, was still presenting his defence case. A total of 19 witnesses have already testified for him.
A motion filed by the Nzuwonemeye's defence indicated that seven of their witnesses are being withdrawn, instead one previous witness-a communications expert during 1994 genocide-would be included in their list.
Next in defence who will testify will be Nzuwonemeye's deputy, Captain Innocent Sagahutu.
Other defendant in the case is two former Chiefs of Staff of the Army, General Augustin Bizimungu and that of the Gendarmerie national, General Augustin Ndindiliyimana who had already completed their defence.
All the accused have denied to genocide and crimes against humanity. The trial commenced September, 2004.
© Hirondelle News Agency