Rwandan court hands ex-Hutu militia leader life sentence

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Rwandan court hands ex-Hutu militia leader life sentence

Former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Kigali for his role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Munyagishari was arrested in the DRC in 2011 and transferred to Rwanda in 2013. The high court of Kigali judged Munyagishari guilty of “crimes of murder and genocide” but acquitted him of rape. Born in 1959, Munyagishari was tried over events in northwestern Gisenyi where he headed the notorious Interahamwe Hutu militia and where Tutsis were thrown into mass graves at a cemetery.

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