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30 May 2017 09:15 (South Africa)

Rwandan convicted over 1994 genocide

A former director general of Rwanda's tea industry has been sentenced to eight years in prison for complicity in genocide. Under a plea agreement, the man pleaded guilty to substantially contributing to the killings of more than 1,000 people, according to the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. He accepted the plea after failed attempts to transfer his case to Rwanda from Arusha in Tanzania, where the court is based. Despite the tribunal’s successes, it seems many more suspects will never see the inside of a courtroom. Chief prosecutor, Hassan Jallow, says the UN doesn’t have evidence to prosecute individuals who are now helping run Rwanda’s government. Read more: CNN, UPI

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