Rewards for Fugitives / War Crimes

Fulgence Kayishema

Fulgence Kayishema, a former police official in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s.

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Fulgence Kayishema, a former police official 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 inspector of the judicial police in Kivumu commune, Mr. Kayishema was one of the main instigators of killings there aimed at committing genocide. In April 1994, he helped organize and took part in an attack by his communal police on a church where refugees fleeing the violence had sought shelter. Some 2,000 people died in the attack.

For these and other crimes the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the ICTR, indicted Mr. Kayishema 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. Kayishema and others sought for the killing 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.

Fulgence Kayishema fled Rwanda. He is believed to be living in one of the countries in southern Africa and travels a lot within the region.  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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To Contact Authorities

To report any information on a fugitive, contact the Regional Security Office at the nearest U.S. Embassy or call 243-81-715-2501 internationally or 081-715-2501 within the DRC. You can also contact the tip line at WCRP@state.gov or WCRP_DRC@state.gov from within the DRC.