Ruling on Trial against Rwandan Terror Suspects Scheduled for April 13

The High Court of Rwanda will decide the fate of 44 accused of maintain links with Islamists terrorists groups, Al-Shabaab and the Islamic State. The court will also decide if the hearing will be held in camera or an open court.

Special chamber of the High Court that tries international crimes on Tuesday arrived at the decision after listening to objections over its competence to try the case and a request by the prosecution that the trial be held in camera.

According to the presiding Judge Antoine Muhima, the verdict on the objection relating to the case will be rendered on April 13, 2017.

The case involves five women and 39 men charged over maintaining terrorist organizations, formation of a criminal gang, formation of an irregular armed group and conspiracy and incitement to commit terrorism among others.

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