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Rwandan Man Jailed for Life for Genocide Crimes

A Rwandan high court announced last week that Bernard Munyagishari was convicted of crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity. It is alleged that Munyagishari, who led the Interahamwe, coordinated attacks on the minority Tutsi that were killed in the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

His case was transferred to the Rwandan court from the Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he was on trial for his role in the genocide. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

This article originally appeared in Reuters on 20 April 2017