UN genocide tribunal gives Rwandan man 25-year sentence for leading a 1994 massacreBy AP
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
UN genocide tribunal sentences Rwandan to 25 years
ARUSHA, Tanzania — A United Nations court has sentenced a former businessman to 25 years in prison for his role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
Yusuf Munyakazai was convicted of leading an attack that killed 60 to 100 Tutsis and sentenced Wednesday. He also was accused of helping transport Hutu militias to sites where he helped them kill hundreds of Tutsis.
Munyakazai, 74, is the oldest person on trial at the court set up to try those suspected of involvement in Rwanda’s genocide.
The court has convicted dozens of people and trials are ongoing for 24 people.
At least 500,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed during Rwanda’s genocide, which began after President Juvenal Habyarimana’s plane was brought down in April 1994.