Prosecutions in Paris Court requests that Claude Muhayimana who is accused of crimes of complicity in Genocide and crimes against humanity be sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The prosecution said that life imprisonment deserved for the accused but because of some circumstances, imprisonment must reduce to 15 years the sentence.
Paris prosecution has told the court that Claude Muhayimana was a professional driver in Rwanda and held senior positions enough to know what was going on.
The prosecution has put forward testimonies of the witnesses as undoubtedly evidence to link the accused with the Genocide crimes.
Prosecution told the court that he was in a good position to escape the group of killers because he had all means, many connections of people, owned a boat that would have made him cross to Ijwi Island and DRC.
Prosecution says, his choices at the time do not prove him as someone who tried to escape and was put in danger as a result. “If he helped others to escape, then why didn’t he escape the gang of killers,” the prosecution told the court.
Witnesses have accused Muhayimana of having transported killers who killed Petronille Nyiramagondo, to incite other residents to follow the lead.
Witnesses also confirm that Muhayimana transported the murderers carrying the guns to Nyamishaba and never attempted to escape the gang.
Testimonies say that Muhayimana was spotted at Nyamishaba on 15 -16 April, 1994; also in a blue pick-up vehicle alongside militias who had come to check on the refugee camp of the Tutsi’s. He was as well seen, driving during the Bisesero attacks between 13-14 April, 1994 towards the end of June in the killings that butchered hundreds of Tutsis.