Augustin Bizimana a former top government official in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Bizimana is charged with conspiring to commit genocide and kill leaders of the political opposition while serving as Rwanda’s Minister of Defense. He is accused of training and distributing weapons to militias; preparing lists of people to be killed; and ordering, encouraging, and participating in murders of Tutsis during the approximately 100 days of violence in 1994. For these and other crimes the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda—now known as the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals—indicted Bizimana on charges of genocide and war crimes and issued a warrant for his arrest.
The United States is cooperating with the United Nations, the Residual Mechanism, and other governments to make it difficult for Bizimana and others to continue to elude justice. To achieve that end, the U.S. is offering a reward of up to five million dollars for information leading to his arrest.
If you or anyone you know has information on Augustin Bizimana’s activities and whereabouts, you can provide it with complete confidentiality. Please visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate website to contact the Regional Security Office, email the U.S. War Crimes Rewards Program at WCRP@state.gov, or contact us via WhatsApp on +1-202-975-5468. You can also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/warcrimesrwardsprogram or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WarCrimesReward for photos of the wanted fugitives.
All credible reports will be investigated and the identity of all informants will be kept confidential.