modernghana logo

FEATURED STORY Let’s Not Undermine Corruption Fight In Special Prosecutor’s Bill – Martin ...

body-container-line

Rwandan court hands ex-Hutu militia leader life sentence

AFP
20 April 2017 | Rwanda
Former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari (C) is escorted by police upon his arrival at Kigali airport on July 24, 2013.  By STEPHANIE AGLIETTI (AFP/File)
Former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari (C) is escorted by police upon his arrival at Kigali airport on July 24, 2013. By STEPHANIE AGLIETTI (AFP/File)

Kigali (AFP) - Former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Kigali Thursday for his role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

The high court of Kigali judged Munyagishari guilty of "crimes of murder and genocide" but acquitted him of rape. He has 30 days to appeal, Emmanuel Itamwa, a spokesman for Rwandan courts told AFP.

Born in 1959, Munyagishari was tried over events in northwestern Gisenyi where he headed the notorious Interahamwe Hutu militia and where Tutsis were thrown into mass graves at a cemetery.

Some 800,000 people, mostly from Rwanda's Tutsi minority, died in the genocide after the death of the Hutu head of state, Juvenal Habyarimana, on April 6 1994.

Munyagishari was arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011. He was transferred to Rwanda in 2013.

Do you have a story for publication? Please email it to [email protected]

Rwanda

quot-img-1BETTER STAY ALONE AS A "TOM AND JERRY MARRIAGE".

By: FRANCIS TAWIAH -->D quot-img-1

Inter Bank Rates

Currency Buying Selling
U.S Dollar4.38364.3880
Euro5.14435.1492
Pound Sterling5.64745.6544
Swiss Franc4.54664.5493
Canadian Dollar3.46613.4696
S/African Rand0.33260.3327
Australian Dollar3.46983.4757
body-container-line