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Defence Investigator Surrenders to ICTR

Today, Leonidas Nshogoza voluntarily surrendered to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) at its seat in Arusha, Tanzania.

Nshogoza presented himself at the office of the ICTR Deputy Registrar escorted by defence counsel Allison Turner. Nshogoza served as investigator on the defence team for Emmanuel Rukundo who is on trial at the ICTR. Turner is co-counsel on the same defence team.

Nshogoza surrendered to the Tribunal after it issued an international warrant for his arrest on 28 January 2008. Tribunal officials served him with a copy of the indictment against him and advised him of his rights. He was immediately placed under ICTR custody and transferred to detention.

His initial appearance is set for Monday, 11 February 2008 before Judge Dennis Byron. The Registry also assigned Turner as duty counsel to represent Nshogoza.

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