24 March 2010 by -

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18 March 2010 by -

Hutu killers sang his songs as they slaughtered Tutsis in Rwanda and in 2008, judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found him guilty of incitement to commit genocide. On Thursday, the UN court’s appeals chamber upheld the conviction of Rwandan troubadour Simon Bikindi, along with his sentence of 15 years in prison.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

19 February 2007 by -

Read here the International Justice Tribune, No. 62

Table of content:

  • Procès en Croatie: Les procès de politiciens au point mort en Croatie
  • Cambodge et Colombie: Microsoft fait son entrée en justice
  • Tribunal international pour le Rwanda: Bikindi prend en mains sa défense
  • Réparations au Maroc: Le Maroc, du pardon à l’oubli collectif ?

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01 June 2001 by -


Simon Bikindi is accused of conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide (or, alternatively, complicity in genocide), direct and public incitement to commit genocide, and crimes against humanity. Identity

  • Born in 1954 in Rwerere commune, Gisenyi prefecture.
  • Director of Irindiro Ballet.
  • Official in the Ministry of Youth and Sports.


07 February 2008 by -

After clashing with his lawyer, singer Simon Bikindi decided to take over his defense before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on February 14 and 15.

Bikindi is accused of using his songs to incite Hutus to massacre Tutsis. Wearing a white shirt and two white pagnes, the same clothes he dawned for his concerts, Bikindi took over the cross examination of a Rwandan linguist called by the prosecution - Jean de Dieu Karangwa, a professor at the Institut des langues et civilisations orientales in Paris.

11 September 2006 by our correspondent in Arusha

After having tried high-ranking officers, ministers, businessmen, priests, journalists, local officials and militiamen, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is in uncharted waters. On September 11, the most famous rwandese troubadour of his generation will stand trial for genocide.