Former Rwandan women’s minister guilty of genocide, rape

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

A former Rwandan women's minister has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in the genocide and the rape of Tutsi women and girls.

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko is the first woman convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

65 year old Pauline Nyiramasuhuko was found guilty, along with her son and four other former officials, of ordering and assisting in the massacres in Rwanda.

Nyiramasuhuko was Minister of Family and Women's Development during the 1994 massacres that killed some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda accused her of taking part in the government decision to create militias throughout the country.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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