The Chamber last September reprimanded the ICTR prosecutor for the failure to disclose to the accused's defence exculpatory materials relevant to the trial. Thus, the Chamber granted application of Ndindiliyimana defence to recall about five additional witnesses and recall four prosecution witnesses.
On October 6, 2008 the defence team of General Ndindiliyimana filed a motion aiming at recalling 20 prosecution witnesses as well as calling 12 new defense witnesses. The accused is defended by Canadian Christopher Black and Belgian Vincent Lurquin.
The witnesses are expected to testify from February 16 to 27, 2009.
Others accused in the trial are former Chief of staff of the Army, General Augustin Bizimungu, Major Francois-Xavier Nzuwonemeye, former Reconnaissance Battalion Commander and his Deputy Captain Innocent Sagahutu. These defendants have already concluded their defence cases.
Accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, they have all pleaded not guilty.
© Hirondelle News Agency