Friday, December 16, 2011

ICTR Appellate Hearing Begins

An appellate hearing at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) began this week for Gaspard Kanyarukiga, a businessman convicted of genocide and other war crimes for his role in the destruction of the Nyange Church on April 16, 1994.  The attack led to the deaths of about 2,000 Tutsi civilians.  He had been sentenced to 30 years in jail.  Both the defense and prosecutors have appealed against decisions on convictions and sentencing.

(Adapted from a UN Press Release) (mew)

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