"For technical reasons the trial has been adjourned to tomorrow," said Spokesman of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Roland Amoussouga.
On 29 August 2008, the ICTR Appeals Chamber cancelled all the guilty verdicts which had been rendered against the former Rwandan Army Officer in the first instance trial and directed a new trial for the accused for only one count of direct and public incitement to commit genocide in 1994.
Muvunyi will be re-tried only in connection with alleged remarks which he made at a meeting at the Gikore Commerce Center, Butare, southern Rwanda, in May 1994.
However, Muvunyi's lead counsel, American William Taylor, has opposed to prosecution summoning new witnesses when the defendant's re-trial begins.
By ordering a new trial, mainly due to defective indictment, the Appeals Chamber has created a precedent in the Tribunal's 14-year history.
© Hirondelle News Agency