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Thursday 17 April 2014

Rwandan official gets 35 years for genocide

Former Rwandan government minister Augustin Ngirabatware was sentenced to 35 years in jail by the UN war crimes tribunal for involvement in the country's 1994 genocide.

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, based in Tanzania, said the former Rwandan minister of planning instigated, planned, aided and abetted attacks on and killings of Tutsis during the genocide.

Ethnic Hutu militia and soldiers butchered 800,000 minority Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus in the tiny east African country in just 100 days between April and June 1994.

The court said that after the case against Ngirabatware (55), it had no more suspects on trial, though there are still nine more accused still at large, including Felicien Kabuga, for whose arrest the US has offered a $5m (€3.7m) bounty.

Irish Independent

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