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US Court Sets Aside Conviction in Rwanda Genocide Case

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed all charges against an elderly immigrant accused of taking part in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. The federal judge in Kansas Thursday granted a request by prosecutors to drop the case against Lazare Kobagaya. In May, a jury in Wichita found the 84-year-old Kobagaya lied on immigration forms about where he was […]

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US Aims to Strengthen Genocide Response

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is taking steps to better prevent mass atrocities around the world, including genocide. President Barack Obama Thursday announced the creation of an Atrocities Prevention Board. The panel will be charged with finding ways for the United States to respond more quickly to mass atrocities and better act in ways that can prevent […]

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Sweden Releases Rwandan Genocide Suspect

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Sweden’s high court has released from custody a man accused of taking part in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Sylvere Ahorugeze was arrested in 2008 while on a visit to Sweden. In its ruling, the Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision to keep him in custody pending an extradition request from Rwanda. The court said Ahorugeze has […]

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Dutch Court Convicts Rwandan of Genocide

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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An appeals court in the Netherlands has sentenced a Rwandan man to life in prison for war crimes committed during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Joseph Mpambara was convicted by a lower court of torture in 2009 and sentenced to 20 years for causing the deaths of two Tutsi women and their four children. The appeals court, […]

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UN Tribunal Refers First Genocide Case to Rwanda

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. war crimes court trying the top suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has for the first time referred a case to be tried in Rwanda itself. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Tuesday it referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a pastor, to Rwanda’s national court system. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully […]

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UN Tribunal Refers First Genocide Case to Rwanda

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. war crimes court trying the top suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide have for the first time referred a case to be tried in Rwanda itself. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said Tuesday it referred the case of Jean Uwinkindi, a pastor, to Rwanda’s national court system. Rwanda has in the past unsuccessfully […]

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UN Court Convicts First Woman in 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. court has sentenced a former Rwandan government minister to life in prison for her role in the 1994 genocide in that country. The United Nations-backed tribunal in Tanzania sentenced Pauline Nyiramasuhuko Friday on charges of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and rape as a crime against humanity. She is the first woman convicted […]

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UN Court Convicts First Woman in 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. court has sentenced a former Rwandan government minister to life in prison for her role in the 1994 genocide in that country. The United Nations-backed tribunal in Tanzania sentenced Pauline Nyiramasuhuko Friday on charges of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and rape as a crime against humanity. She is the first women convicted […]

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