Samuel Musabyimana was arrested on 26 April 2001, in Kenya and transferred on the same day to the ICTR.
He was indicted on four counts:
1) Genocide, as stipulated in Article 2 (3) (a) ICTR Statute;
2) Complicity in genocide, as stipulated in Article 2 (3) (e) ICTR Statute;
3) Conspiracy to commit genocide, as stipulated in Article 2 (3) (b) ICTR Statute;
4) Crime against humanity (extermination), as stipulated in Article 3 (b) ICTR Statute.
During his initial appearance on 2 May 2001, he pleaded not guilty to all the counts of the indictment.
Samuel Musabyimana died in detention on 24 January 2003, before the start of his trial.
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