Genocide: Rwanda politicians get life

2011-12-21 14:42

Dar Es Salaam - The UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda on Wednesday found two former ruling party bosses guilty of genocide for their leading roles in the 1994 massacre of 800 000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus, and sentenced them to life in prison.

Mathieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera, who were president and vice-president of the ruling MRND party at the time of the genocide, had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

"The chamber unanimously condemns Ngirumpatse to life in jail," said presiding Judge Dennis Byron, before pronouncing the same sentence for Karemera.

  • taurais - 2011-12-21 17:02

    Sentence should have been death with all the death those guys caused!!

  • Paris - 2011-12-21 17:44

    This is a kangaroo court.Hitler paul kagame is the mastermind of the so called rwandan genocide.he shot dead his predecessor triggering the killings by both if it wasn`t enough,hitler kagame crossed the DRC border and killed 10,000,000 million congolese,all the rapes you here about in DRC,he`s the one masterminding it so that he continues to loot DRC.Is that not a genocide?? where`s your ICC?

      Derek - 2011-12-21 18:32

      Yes he is a (little)hitler...but when last were u in Rwanda? clean, hardly any crime, and every thing works...

      mholthuysen - 2011-12-22 17:07

      Agreed Derek - I just returned again and I could not believe it. No filth, no crime, no corruption - development everywhere - just amazing....

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