CASE No RPAA0127 / 08 / CS

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THE SUPREME COURT SITTING IN KIGALI, HEARING CRIMINAL CASES ON 18
FEBRUARY 2011, PUBLICLY DECIDES ON CASE No RPAA0127 / 08 / CS AS
FOLLOWS:

PARTIES:
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APPELLANT: TUYISENGE Emmanuel alias Nyagasaza, son of Uwimana and
Vuguziga, born in 1986, born and living in Rushasho cell, Kanzenze sector,
Rubavu, Western Province, Student, Single, first time offender.
And

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PUBLIC PROSECUTION
Civil Party: MUKESHIMANA Gentille son of Kiromba and Mukarwego

SUBJECT
Appeal against Judgment No. RP 0051/08 / HC / MUS issued by the High Court,
Musanze Chamber on 16/09/2008.

I.

FACTS AND PROCEDURE
1. On 18/01/2004 Mukeshimana Gentille was told by his three-year-old girl
Niyonsaba Mutoni that Tuyisenge Emmanuel had raped her. The investigation
started immediately. After Tuyisenge Emmanuel was questioned by the judicial
police the case was referred to the Prosecution in Rubavu. The Prosecution filed
the complaint to the Rubavu High Court which ruled on 30/11/2007 that
Tuyisenge Emmanuel was guilty of rape, provided for and punishable by Articles
33 and 34 of Law No. 27/2001 of 2001 Relating to Rights and Protection of the
Child Against Violence. The Court sentenced him to life imprisonment and
ordered him to pay Mukeshimana Gentille a reparation of 100,000 francs.

2. Unhappy with the outcome of the case, Tuyisenge Emmanuel appealed to the
High Court, Musanze Chamber, which ruled on the appeal on 16/09/2008,
sentencing Tuyisenge Emmanuel to 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay
compensation totaling 165,000FRW. Tuyisenge Emmanuel and Mukeshimana
Gentille appealed the judgment to the Supreme Court. In a preliminary hearing,
the trial judge ruled that Tuyisenge Emmanuel's appeal was admissible because it
was legal and within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, but declared
inadmissible Mukeshimana Gentille's appeal because it was not within the

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