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UK Embassy of Rwanda

www.ambarwanda.org.uk [cached]

The President of the Constitutional Court, Mr Joseph Kavaruganda, was taken away by armed elements of the Rwandese army and was never seen again.In these cases, UNAMIR did not succeed in providing the protection these personalities required.

In the case of the Prime Minister, the troops protecting did not to accompany her when she fled across the wall to the UNV compound.
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And the family of Kavaruganda said that the guards outside his home did nothing to stop Rwandan soldiers from taking him away, or from beating members of his family, who subsequently fled.


Jus cogens: International Law Courts & Tribunals

www.juscogens.net [cached]

Ndindiliyimana et al., Case No. ICTR-00-56-T, "DECISION ON THE PROSECUTOR'S MOTION FOR SUBPOENA," 6 October 2006 (granting the Prosecutor's motion for subpoena and orders the Registrar to prepare a subpoena "through appropriate channels in the Kingdom of Belgium, pursuant to Article 28 of the Statute, to Annonciata Kavaruganda," wife of late Joseph Kavaruganda, former President of the Constitutional Court in Rwanda at the beginning of the genocide in April 1994)


Jus cogens: Recent Developments in International Law: International Courts & Tribunals at a Glance

www.juscogens.net [cached]

Ndindiliyimana et al., Case No. ICTR-00-56-T, "DECISION ON THE PROSECUTOR'S MOTION FOR SUBPOENA," 6 October 2006 (granting the Prosecutor's motion for subpoena and orders the Registrar to prepare a subpoena "through appropriate channels in the Kingdom of Belgium, pursuant to Article 28 of the Statute, to Annonciata Kavaruganda," wife of late Joseph Kavaruganda, former President of the Constitutional Court in Rwanda at the beginning of the genocide in April 1994)


news-rwanda2

www.crimesofwar.org [cached]

The Tribunal found Bagosora responsible for the sexual assault and murder of the Tutsi Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana by Hutu soldiers, and for the murders of opposition cabinet ministers Frédéric Nzamurambaho, Landoald Ndasingwa and Faustin Rucogoza as well as Joseph Kavaruganda, the President of the Constitutional Court.


www.hirondelle.org : The ICTR on-line - files - oct/nov/dec 2003

www.hirondelle.org [cached]

Mrs Kavaruganda surprised the tribunal, when she suddenly asked Bagosora's

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The witness, Mrs Kavaruganda, was the wife of Joseph Kavaruganda, formerpresident of the Constitutional Court in Rwanda who was assassinated onApril 7, 1994 shortly after the death in a plane crash of former presidentJuvenal Habyarimana.
Mrs Kavaruganda is the 32nd witness called by the prosecution and she wastestifying for the second day in the trial where four senior officers in the
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Joseph Kavaruganda started falling out with Habyarimana over the latter'srefusal to sign the Arusha peace accords that would see his government sharepower with the rebel Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) now in power in Kigali.Joseph Kavaruganda was supposed to swear in the new government.
Mrs Kavaruganda had testified the previous day that that shortly after the
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Less than three weeks later, Kavaruganda was dead.
Mrs Kavaruganda identified one of her husband's abductors as Captain Kabera,
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Kavarugandawas never seen again.
The witness told the tribunal that prior to 1991, the family had goodrelations with Habyarimana and that Kavaruganda had even been a member ofthe central committee of the MRND.
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Raphael Constant continues cross-examining Mrs. Kavaruganda on Monday.
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Arusha, November 27th, 2003 (FH) The wife of Joseph Kavaruganda, the former president of the Constitutional court who was assassinated on April 7, 1994, described before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR9 how her husband kidnapped by soldiers of the Presidential Guards.
Called as the 32nd prosecution witness, in the trial of four senior army officers in the former Rwandan army (ex-FAR), Mrs. Kavaruganda refused protective measures offered to her by the tribunal and testified openly.The widow currently lives in Belgium.
She explained that shortly after the shooting down of President Juvenal Habyarimanas plane, soldiers began cordoning off the Kimihurura residential area in Kigali and started evacuating ministers from the MRND (former ruling party)
Mrs. Kavaruganda cited among those evacuated that night, the former minister of health, Dr. Casimir Bizimungu, and the former minister of transport and communications, André Ntagerura.
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At one moment, Mrs. Kavaruganda broke down in tears as memories as she recalled the events.
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The interim government was sworn in on April 9, two days after the murder of Joseph Kavaruganda.
After receiving death threats form the soldiers and watching helplessly as they looted her house at will, Mrs. Kavaruganda and her children were taken to the Canadian embassy with the help of Minister Bizimungu.
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Mrs. Kavaruganda continues with her testimony Friday.

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