The prosecution concluded its case on May 4, 2009 after presenting 20 witnesses and the defence rested its case on October 7 after fielding also the same number of witnesses.
A native of Mugina, in the former prefecture of Gitarama, central Rwanda, Hategekimana has pleaded not guilty to five charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1994 genocide.
The officer who commanded the small military camp of Ngoma, Butare, southern Rwanda, is part of the five accused that the ICTR prosecutor, Hassan Bubacar Jallow, had sought in vain to transfer to Rwandan courts.
This trial started on March 16, 2009.
Hategekimana is one of the few ICTR accused who did not take witness stand in person to defend himself.
© Hirondelle News Agency