Judge Theodor Meron is humiliation to international justice, say survivors
Genocide survivors and government officials claim America national judge of the Mechanism of International Criminal Tribunals (MICT),Theodor Meron has put shame on international justice due to various decisions taken in what is labelled to be irrelevant to the justice.
Speaking at an event to commemorate Genocide victims who worked with the judiciary, The Executive-Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), Dr Jean-Damascène Bizimana, said the decisions by the judge has only brought shame upon international justice.
“The decisions by Judge Meron and his colleagues to free some of the renowned genocide masterminds before completing their prison sentences are regrettable. It is a shame to international justice to say the least. What do you tell the Genocide survivors?” Dr. Bizimana asked
“There is a high chance that Judge Meron will free Simba, Ntawukuriryaro and Ngenze,” the vice president of Ibuka Egide Nkuranga complimented
Meron is accused of the release of two convicted Genocide masterminds, Ferdinand Nahimana and Father Emmanuel Rukundo, who were serving their sentences in Mali in 2016.
The most recent development is the request by three convicted genocidaires who played instrumental roles in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, to be released ahead of their set time of sentence.
The ICTR was set up by the United Nations to bring to book masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Meron, 88, is expected to seek another term to head the Mechanism when his current mandate expires in June this year.
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