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UN war crimes court gives life sentences to two former

Kigali : Rwanda | Dec 21, 2011 at 7:41 AM PST
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During the 100-day genocide Hutu militants killed about 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda

Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, backed by the UN, condemned to life imprisonment two guilty of genocide in that country in 1994.

The sentences were imposed on Matthieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera, two senior members of former ruling party in Rwanda.

In 1994, about 800,000 people, an ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus, were killed in just 100 days.

The Court ruled that Ngirumpatse and Karemera were part of a "joint criminal enterprise" to exterminate the Tutsis.

"The court unanimously Ngirumpatse sentence to life imprisonment," said presiding Judge Dennis Byron, before uttering the same phrase to Karemera.

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During the 100-day genocide Hutu militants killed about 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda
During the 100-day genocide Hutu militants killed about 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda
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