Life sentences for two Rwandans tried on genocide crimes

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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Two senior members of Rwanda's former ruling party have been sentenced for life for their roles in the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

The UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) ruled that Matthieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera were part of what it called a “joint criminal enterprise” to exterminate Tutsis.

Around 800,000 people, mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the genocide in the east African country.

Daniel Dickinson asked Danford Mpumliwa from the ICTR in Arusha, Tanzania, about the men.

Duration: 2'37"

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