This will be the second judgement by the ICTR for this year after that of Tharcisse Muvunyi, which was delivered on February 11. Muvunyi was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
The Setako defence closed its case on June 25 after fielding a total of 34 witnesses while the Prosecution ended its case on April 22, 2009 after calling 20 witnesses. The parties presented their closing arguments on November 5, 2009.
Lt. Col Setako is facing six charges including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.
© Hirondelle News Agency