Jérôme Bicamumpaka

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Jérôme Bicamumpaka (born 1957) is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Rwanda's Interim Government. He was officially in office from April 1994 until July 1994, but fled the country in July 1994, and was arrested in Cameroon in 1999 on charges of

conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide, complicity in genocide and direct and public incitement to commit genocide. He is also charged under the indictment of 13 September 1999 with murder, extermination, rape (crimes against humanity) and two counts of serious violations of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.[1]

He was partially acquitted of conspiracy to commit genocide, murder, rape, and crimes against humanity charges in 2008.[1] He remains accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The judgment in the Government II trial is expected in August 2011.

On 30 September 2011, Jerome Bicamumpaka was acquitted of all charges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He was immediately released from custody and reunited with his family.

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  1. ^ a b "Bicamumpaka, Jérôme". Hague Justice Portal. Retrieved 3 August 2010.