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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

ICTR sentenced ex-governor to life for role in Rwandan genocide

On December 7, 2007, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced Francois Karera to life imprisonment for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Karera, the former prefect of Kigali-Rural, was found guilty on three of four genocide and crimes against humanity counts brought against him, but was acquitted of complicity to commit genocide. In determining the sentence, the court took into account Karera's presence at a church in Ntarama sector where he directly encouraged the slaughter of several hundred Tutsis. Karera also ordered the murder of Tutsis on at least two other occasions.



Learn more about the ICTR from the JURIST news archive, and more about the proceedings against Karera from the ICTR.




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