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Charles Sikubwabo


Charles Sikubwabo, a former municipal official in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s.


​Charles Sikubwabo, a former municipal official in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for

Charles Sikubwabo
Charles Sikubwabo

taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s. In his capacity as mayor of the Gishyita commune in the Kibuye prefecture, Mr. Sikubwabo directed communal and national police in hunting down refugees who had fled there. He is said to have taken part personally in an attack on a church where refugees had sought sanctuary and more than 2,000 people were killed. For these and other crimes the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the ICTR, indicted Mr. Sikubwabo on charges of genocide and war crimes and issued a warrant for his arrest.


The United States is cooperating with other governments, the United Nations and ICTR to make it harder for Mr. Sikubwabo and the others implicated in the killings to continue to elude justice. Toward that end, the U.S. has renewed an offer of a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest.

Mr. Sikubwabo fled Rwanda in July 1994 and is believed to be living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. If you or anyone you know has information on his activities and whereabouts, it can be provided with complete confidentiality.

The U.S. guarantees that all reports will be investigated and the identity of all informants will be kept confidential. If appropriate, the U.S. is prepared to protect informants by relocating them.

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