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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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Rwandan President to Visit US Diaspora Convention

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rwanda’s government says President Paul Kagame will attend a convention in Chicago on Friday and Saturday for the Rwanda diaspora. A statement from the Rwandan Foreign Ministry says more than 3,000 Rwandans living in North America plan to attend the convention in the United States. It says the gathering will focus on the progress Rwanda […]

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Amnesty International Challenge Rwandan Free Speech and Genocide Laws

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling on Rwanda to ease restrictions on free speech. The rights group says the months leading up to last year’s presidential election were marked by a clampdown on freedom of expression. Amnesty is calling on Rwanda to allow opposition politicians, journalists and human rights activists to express their views without fear for […]

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