Rwanda: High Court Rejects Mugesera's Appeal


The High Court has rejected the appeal of genocide suspect Leon Mugesera to be granted more time to study his dossier before the start of his trial.
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Leon Mugesera

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera's Lawyer Quits

    The New Times, 16 June 2012

    The defence lawyer of genocide suspect, Leon Mugesera, has stepped down on claims that he has never been paid for the services he offered. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera's Lawyer Skips Court

    The New Times, 5 June 2012

    Genocide suspect Leon Mugesera, yesterday, appeared before the High Court to challenge a decision by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court that refused his request for a further delay of ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Trial Resumes

    Rwanda Express, 28 May 2012

    The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court has ordered the start of the case against Genocide suspect Léon Mugesera. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Petitions High Court Again

    The New Times, 24 May 2012

    Nyarugenge Intermediate Court today rejected Leon Mugesera's plea for two months to review his case. Appearing before Judge Saudah Murererehe, Mugesera complained that he received ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Court Grants Mugesera Two More Weeks

    The New Times, 10 May 2012

    Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Kigali, yesterday, granted Genocide suspect, Leon Mugesera, two weeks to review his dossier. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Prosecution Accuses Mugesera of Delaying Trial

    The New Times, 9 May 2012

    The prosecution has accused Genocide suspect Leon Mugesera of dragging his feet and, in the process slowing down his case especially the pre-detention proceeding. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Back in Court

    The New Times, 9 May 2012

    Leon Mugesera, regarded as one of the chief architects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, is expected to re-appear before Nyarugenge Intermediate Court to inform the court on ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Refuses to Be Quizzed in Kinyarwanda

    The New Times, 21 March 2012

    The Prosecution has expressed frustration over Genocide suspect Leon Mugesera's refusal to be interrogated in Kinyarwanda - a language he used in his 'radical' speech. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Yet to Name Lawyers

    The New Times, 8 March 2012

    Three weeks to his court appearance, Léon Mugesera hasn't found lawyers to represent him in court. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Locals React to Mugesera's Deportation

    The New Times, 26 January 2012

    Hagenimana Ndabamenye, Huye resident read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera's Deportation a Blow to Impunity

    The New Times, 26 January 2012

    For too long, Genocide suspects hiding in various cities across the world have lived freely as their host countries have been reluctant to question them over their roles in the ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera in Custody After Deportation From Canada

    The New Times, 25 January 2012

    At exactly 11:27 p.m., the plane carrying Léon Mugesera touched down at Kigali International Airport after a long flight from Montreal, Canada, as 16-year deportation battle ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Will Get Fair Trial-MPs

    The New Times, 25 January 2012

    Members of Parliament have said that the deportation of key Genocide suspect, Leon Mugesera, proves that the West trusts the country's justice system and that the suspect will be ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Karmic Times for Mugesera

    The New Times, 25 January 2012

    It is definitely a world lesson in Karma that Leon Mugesera will most likely be on trial in Rwanda during the 18th Commemoration on the Genocide against the Tutsi. If this isn't a ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Will Anyone Battle These Little Village Gods? Anyone At All?

    The New Times, 25 January 2012

    I'm sorely tempted to write about the arrival (finally) of deported linguist, Leon Mugesera. I was avidly observing his legal gymnastics in the Canadian court system and, truth be ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera Is a Sectarian Philosopher

    The New Times, 25 January 2012

    The long awaited return of Leon Mugesera, a Genocide suspect known for his infamous incitement speech, made at Kabaya tea factory in Ngororero District, has been described as a ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Mugesera's Deportation an Eye Opener for Revisionists-Survivors

    The New Times, 25 January 2012

    Leon Mugesera's deportation and imminent trial in Rwanda as one of the masterminds of the Genocide against the Tutsis, speaks volumes to those who still denying that the killings ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Canada Deports Rwandan Accused in Genocide

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 24 January 2012

    Canada deported Leon Mugesera, accused of helping to incite the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, ending his 15-year legal battle to avoid returning to his homeland. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Bring Mugesera Back for Justice!

    Rwanda Focus, 23 January 2012

    Leon Mugesera wants to escape justice, and live the rest of his days in Canada in bliss. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Léon Mugesera's Final Deportation Ruling Today

    The New Times, 23 January 2012

    A Canadian court will today give its final ruling on whether Genocide fugitive Leon Mugesera should be deported to Rwanda or not. read more »

  • Rwanda:  'Hotel Rwanda' Figure Opposes Canada Extradition

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 19 January 2012

    Paul Rusesabagina, whose efforts to save 1,268 refugees was the basis of the film "Hotel Rwanda," on Thursday asked Canada not to deport a Rwandan accused of helping to incite the ... read more »