Breaking: UN court hands life to Rwanda ex-ruling party bosses

AFP , Wednesday 21 Dec 2011

Sentence relates to atrocities committed during 1994 genocide

The UN tribunal for Rwanda on Wednesday handed life sentences to the two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.

"The court unanimously sentences Matthieu Ngirumpatse to life in prison," presiding judge Dennis Byron said, before pronouncing the same sentence for Ngirumpatse's former deputy Edouard Karemera.

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