Monday, June 4, 2012
Life Imprisonment for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity -- ICTR Convicts Rwanda's Former Youth Minister
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has convicted the country’s former youth minister of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The ICTR convicted Callixte Nzabonimana of genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity.
Mr. Nzabonimana was found to have instigated the killing of Tutsis taking refuge at the Nyabikenke commune office in April 1994, and to have directly and publicly incited the killing of Tutsis in three incidents. He was also found guilty of entering into two separate agreements to kill Tutsis in Gitarama prefecture. He was arrested in February 2008 in Tanzania, and his trial began in November 2009.
(mew) (Adapted from a UN Press Release)