Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Long Time Coming [Updated]

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has found former army colonel Theoneste Bagosora, the man widely recognized as the leader and organizer of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Along with Bagosora, former military commanders Anatole Nsegiyumva and Alloys Ntabakuze were also found guilty of genocide and given life sentences. The joint trial opened on April 2, 2002, and ended on June 1, 2007. Here is the original indictment.

Update: And here is the oral summary.

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