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Female Rwandan minister guilty of genocide, rape

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko first woman convicted by UN-backed tribunal for the Rwandan genocide


 

A UN-backed tribunal for the Rwandan Genocide has sentenced former women’s development minister Pauline Nyiramasuhuko to life in prison for her role in the genocide, kidnap and rape of Tutsi women and girls. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda prosecution accused her of ordering and helping in the massacres of Tutsis in southern Rwanda. Hutu militia and soldiers killed about 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus during the 1994 genocide. Nyiramasuhuko was found guilty on seven of the 11 charges she faced during the 10-year long trial.

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