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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rwandan Genocide: Genocide court jails female Rwandan former minister for life!

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Rwanda's former minister for family and women's affairs yesterday became the first woman to be found guilty of genocide.
Rwanda's former minister for family and women's affairs yesterday became the first woman to be found guilty of genocide.
Nyiramasuhuko was put in charge of the southern region of Butare where she was born and grew up.

5:22PM BST 24 Jun 2011
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Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, 65, was also found guilty of inciting rape at the UN-backed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which is prosecuting those accused of orchestrating the killings of more than 800,000 people in Rwanda in 1994.
She stood accused alongside her son, Arsene Ntahobali, 41, who was a student at the time of the massacres. In the dock beside his mother, he was also convicted of similar charges yesterday. The pair were sentenced to life in prison.
As a senior member of the Hutu government which planned the genocide, Nyiramasuhuko took part in cabinet meetings where decisions were made on how to exterminate the Tutsi minority in Rwanda.
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