Munyaneza gets 25 years -

Munyaneza gets 25 years

Rwandan man is first to be convicted under Canada’s War Crimes Act


A Montreal court sentenced Désiré Munyaneza to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years, making him the first person in Canada found guilty of committing war crimes. He was found guilty of seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for leading a murderous group of Hutus during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. An appeal has already been filed, and the case, which began in 2005 after Munyaneza was arrested in Toronto, is expected to end up before the Supreme Court.

The Globe and Mail

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