Gisenyi Military Camp
Drawn by Witness RO-1
Exhibit No D. NS99
28 July 2005
The Prosecutor v. Théoneste Bagosora et al. (Military I), ICTR-98-41
This is a sketch of the Gisenyi Military Camp in Gisenyi, Rwanda, where Anatole Nsengiyumva was commander in April 1994. Nsengiyumva was one of four accused in the Bagosora et al. case, informally known as “Military I”.
The sketch was drawn by Defence witness RO-1 and used by the witness during his testimony to identify Nsengiyumva’s barracks and buildings where civilians were alleged to have gathered after the death of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, and other relevant places in the camp, which he marked with red numbers.
During his testimony, witness RO-1 marked a “P” on the sketch to identify the parade ground where Nsengiyumva addressed the troops on the morning of 7 April 1994, the day after President Habyarimana’s plane was shot down.
Witness RO-1’s evidence, and that of others, was used in the Bagosora et al. case by Nsengiyumva’s Defence to help demonstrate that Nsengiyumva did not play a role in the killings which took place at the Commune Rouge.
The accused in the Bagosora et al. case - Théoneste Bagosora, Gratien Kabiligi, Aloys Ntabakuze and Nsengiyumva - were all high ranking officials in the Rwandan army in 1994. They were charged with conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity, namely murder, extermination, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts, and war crimes, namely violence to life and outrages upon personal dignity, for their alleged involvement in crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994.
Bagosora was found guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and was sentenced on appeal to 35 years imprisonment. Kabiligi was acquitted of all counts at trial, while Ntabakuze and Nsengiyumva were convicted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and were sentenced on appeal to 35 and 15 years of imprisonment, respectively.