Two Former Rwandan Ministers Get 30 Years In Jail For Genocide

Rwandan gets 30 years for genocide (News 24, Sep. 30, 2011):

Arusha – Two former Rwandan ministers were jailed Friday for 30 years by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for involvement in the central African country’s 1994 genocide.

Former public service minister Prosper Mugiraneza and his then trade counterpart Justin Mugenzi were convicted of complicity to commit genocide and incitement to commit genocide.

The Tanzania-based tribunal, however, acquitted two other ministers charged with similar offences due to lack of evidence.

Friday’s sentencing came 12 years since the former ministers were arrested. Their trial started in 2003 and wrapped up five years later.

One of the judges said the convicted suspects should have had their sentences reduced by five years because the trial had dragged on for long.

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