Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ICTR Finds Tharcisse Renzaho Guilty of Genocide and Sentences Him to Life in Prison

ICTR Logo Tharcisse Renzaho, a former governor of the Rwandan capital, will spend the rest of his life in prison after the 

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found him guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. He was acquitted of the charge of complicity to commit genocide. 

The ICTR found that Mr. Renzaho ordered the establishment of roadblocks and then supported the killings of Tutsis at those roadblocks. He also supervised a selection process at a refugee site where about 40 Tutsis were abducted and killed.

Mr. Renzaho – who also served as a colonel in the Rwandan military at the time – participated in a particularly notorious attack at the Sainte Famille church in central Kigali, where more than 100 Tutsis were slaughtered and numerous women were raped. He made remarks encouraging the sexual abuse and was found to be criminally liable for the rape that followed.

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