Idelphonse Hategekimana

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Idelphonse Hategekimana
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Full Name: Idelphonse Hategekimana
Alias: Isidore Balihafi
Origin: Mugina, Gitarama, Rwanda
Occupation: Rwandan Armed Forces soldier
Crimes: War crimes
Crimes against humanity
Ethnic cleansing
Type of Villain: War Criminal

Idelphonse Hategekimana is a Rwandan soldier who is alleged to have participated in the Rwandan Genocide.


An ethnic Hutu, Hategekimana was born in Mugina commune in Gitarama prefecture. In 1994, he held the rank of lieutenant in the Rwandan Armed Forces, and was the commander of the Ngoma camp in Butare prefecture.

On November 27, 2000, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) issued an indictment against Hategekimana, charging him with "genocide, or in the alternative complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, and crimes against humanity."

Hategekimana was the chief of security in a Rwandan refugee camp in Loukolela, northern Republic of Congo for some years prior to his arrest. He lived with his wife there and was a respected leader living under the alias "Isidore Balihafi".

He was arrested in the Republic of Congo on February 16, 2003, and transferred to the ICTR on February 19.</ref> He made his first appearance before the court on February 28.