UN genocide tribunal sentences Rwandan to 25 years

Last Updated: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 00:12

Arusha (Tanzania): A United Nations court has
sentenced a former businessman to 25 years in prison for his
role in Rwanda`s 1994 genocide.
Yusuf Munyakazai was convicted of leading an attack that
killed 60 to 100 Tutsis and sentenced today. He also was
accused of helping transport Hutu militias to sites where he
helped them kill hundreds of Tutsis.

Munyakazai, 74, is the oldest person on trial at the
court set up to try those suspected of involvement in Rwanda`s
genocide.
The court has convicted dozens of people and trials are
ongoing for 24 people.

At least 5,00,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were
killed during Rwanda`s genocide, which began after President
Juvenal Habyarimana`s plane was brought down in April 1994.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 00:12

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