Two Rwandan men to serve 25 years in prison for genocide

International Criminal Court for Rwanda.

Prison sentences for two Rwandan men convicted for their role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda have been upheld by the International Criminal Court for Rwanda.

Ephrem Setako, a Lieutenant Colonel in the old Rwandan army and Yussuf Munyakazi, former landowner and farmer, were convicted and sentenced to 25 years by the court, based in Arusha, Tanzania, last year.

Charles Appel reports.

Lieutenant Colonel Ephrem Setako was convicted of genocide for ordering the killings of Tutsis at the Mukamira Military Camp.

The Court ruled that he has to be given credit for the time he has served in prison since his arrest on 24 February 2004.

In the case of Yussuf Munyakazi, he was convicted for his role in the killings of Tutsis at Shangi and Mibilizi Parishes in April 1994.

He too has been given credit for the period he has already spent in detention since his arrest on 5 may 2004.

Approximately 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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Rwanda: UN court upholds 25-year jail terms on  two convicted for genocide.

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