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Monday, February 11, 2013

Rwanda genocide tribunal sentenced ex-army officer to 15 years for incitement to genocide
Sarah Steers at 12:00 AM ET

On February 11, 2010, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced former Rwandan army officer Tharcisse Muvunyi to 15 years in prison for public incitement to genocide. Per the ICTR, Muvunyi received credit for the time he had served since his arrest in 2000. Muvunyi had been originally tried and sentenced for crimes against humanity in September 2006 for his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. On August 30, 2008, Muvunyi's sentence was quashed by the ICTR, due to insufficient evidence to sustain his conviction. The ICTR began Muvunyi's retrial on June 17, 2009.

Seal of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Learn more about International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from the JURIST news archive, and read a discussion by JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Gordon on Rwandan incitement law in Forum.

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