Name: Bernard Munyagishari
Alleged crimes: Munyagishari was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide, complicity in genocide, and murder as a crime against humanity. From 1992 to 1994 he was allegedly General Secretary of the MRND for the town of Gisenyi and President of the Interahamwe (a militia movement which constituted the official youth wing of the MRND) for the same town. According to the indictment, due to his rank in both the MRND and the Interahamwe, Munyagishari exercised effective control and authority over the Interahamwe and the Impuzamugambi militias in Gisenyi and its surroundings. Also, according to the indictment, at the beginning of 1994, Bernard Munyagishari received a list of Tutsis to be killed in in the town of Gisenyi and its surroundings. After the death of President Habyarimana on 6 April 1994, it was Munyagishari who organised a search of those houses of Tutsis to be killed. In addition, from 7 April until 17 July 1994, he allegedly supervised roadblocks in Gisenyi and its surroundings and ordered the Interahamwe to kill Tutsis and incited civilian Hutus to do the same. Also Bernard Munyagishari is alleged to have created a special group of young Interahamwe, called the Ntarumikwa, with a mission to rape and kill Tutsi women and young girls.
Court or Tribunal: ICTR (Rwanda): Court documents
Status: At large. Last known whereabouts
Country guide: Rwanda