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Pheneas Munyarugarama


Pheneas Munyarugarama, a former military officer in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s.


Pheneas Munyarugarama, a former military officer in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s.

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In his capacity as a lieutenant colonel in the Rwandan Army, he helped direct and took part in a systematic, ethnic campaign aimed at committing genocide. During approximately 100 days of violence, more than 800,000 men, women and children were killed. For his role in the massacres, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the ICTR, indicted Mr. Munyarugarama for taking part in 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. Munyarugarama and others 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. Munyarugarama fled Rwanda 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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