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Monday, February 27, 2012

Rwanda tribunal convicted former priest of genocide
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On February 27, 2009, former priest Emmanuel Rukundo was sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to twenty-five years imprisonment following his conviction on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and sexual assault. Rukondo was a chaplain and Captain in the Rwandan Armed Forces during the country's 1994 genocide when he used his position to influence and convince troops to abduct and kill Tutsi refugees. The ICTR has prosecuted former Rawandan officials for their roles in the genocide as recently as December 2011, which included the conviction and sentencing of former political leaders Matthieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera.

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