Office of Global Criminal Justice

Wanted
Information leading to the arrest, transfer, or conviction of
Bernard Munyagishari
Up to $5 Million Reward


Date: 03/13/2013 Description: CAPTURED - Bernard Munyagishari - State Dept ImageBernard Munyagishari has been indicted for genocide, crimes against humanity, and other serious violations of international humanitarian law. Munyagishari is accused of preparing and planning the Rwandan genocide of 1994. From 1992-1994, Munyagishari was Secretary General of the National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development (MRND) for Gisenyi City and President of the Interahamwe militia for the Gisenyi Prefecture. Munyagishari is accused of co-founding and training the Interahamwe group in the Gisenyi region, distributing weapons to them, and exercising authority over them as they operated roadblocks in the city of Gisenyi and slaughtered Tutsis.

Munyahishari was arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 26 May 2011.

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