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Protests flare over Rwanda genocide ruling

Hundreds of Rwandans marched to the offices of the United Nations tribunal set up to try key cases related to Rwanda's 1994 genocide, to protest the court's decision to acquit two former cabinet ministers accused of masterminding killings.

The protesters bore placards denouncing the Arusha, Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda.

"Clearing (the ministers) of any wrongdoing is tantamount to genocide denial," said the president of the group which organised the march – the Association of Genocide Survivors IBUKA – Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu.

Last week, Rwanda's top prosecutor expressed dismay over the acquittals.

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