UN court reduces Rwandan's life sentence for genocide

[JURIST] An appeals court for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [official website] Monday set aside the life sentence of Juvenal Kajelijeli [profile], convicted in 2003 of genocide and incitement to commit genocide, and converted it to 45 years with credit given for seven years served. An ICTR press release cited violations of Kajelijeli's fundamental rights during his arrest and detention for the reduced sentence given to the former mayor of Mukingo. Kajelijeli was found guilty mobilizing troops and ordering them to murder Tutsis and played a key role in setting up roadblocks for more efficient killing. Reuters has more.



 

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