The Prosecutor v. Callixte Mbarushimana

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Callixte Mbarushimana


Alleged Executive Secretary of the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda - Forces Combattantes Abacunguzi (FDLR-FCA, FDLR)

Prosecution application for a warrant of arrest20 August 2010
Warrant of arrest issued by Pre-Trial Chamber I:
Issued under seal on28 September 2010
Unsealed on11 October 2010
Arrested by the French authorities11 October 2010
Transfer to The Hague25 January 2011
Initial appearance28 January 2011
Confirmation of charges hearing16 - 21 September 2011
Decision declining to confirm the charges 16 December 2011
Released from the ICC custody23 December 2011
CountsMr Mbarushimana is allegedly criminally responsible for:
  • Five counts of crimes against humanity: murder, torture, rape, inhumane acts and persecution; 
  • Eight counts of war crimes: attacks against the civilian population, murder, mutilation, torture, rape, inhuman treatment, destruction of property and pillaging.

On 16 December 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I decided by Majority to decline to confirm the charges against Mr Mbarushimana. Mr Mbarushimana was released from the ICC’s custody on 23 December 2011, upon the completion of the necessary arrangements, as ordered by Pre-Trial Chamber I.