Rwanda genocide: suspect sentenced to 25 years for killing thousands





A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for killing thousands of people during Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

Yussuf Munyakazi, a father of 13, was found guilty of "genocide and extermination" involving Tutsis who had sought refuge in Catholic churches, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said in a statement.

In a summary of its judgement on Wednesday, the court said it accepted the accounts of witnesses, who said that Munyakazi led groups of Hutu militants to the churches in south-western Rwanda and participated in the killings that followed.

Munyakazi was, however, not convicted of involvement in a massacre of hundreds of civilians at another church because claims of his involvement could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, the summary said....



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