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The trial of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent in Cameroon, Ahmed Abba, has been postponed for a month, by which date he will have spent 17 months in prison, because experts had failed to provide a report on the contents of his computers and mobile phone at today's hearing. France Médias Monde again called for his release and the dismissal of complicity with terrorism charges.
The wheelchair of former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa is seen before the start of his trial at Paris court, 4 February 2014.
A French prosecutor on Wednesday requested life imprisonment for Pascal Simbikangwa, a Rwandan on trial for his alleged participation in the 1994 genocide in his country. This is the first time France puts a suspected Rwandan genocide particpant in the dock.
After a six-week trial, prosecutor Bruno Sturlese branded Simbikangwa an "ethnic cleanser" who was "radically committed" to his work, and a "man capable of the worst" and demanded he be found guilty of genocide and not just complicity.
The former Rwandan army captain and intelligence director denies charges of crimes against humanity and complicity.