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Rwandan leaders convicted of massacre at church

July 11, 2016

Two Rwandan political leaders have been convicted by a French court of leading the massacre of about 2,000 people who had sought haven in a Catholic church during the African country's genocidal bloodshed in 1994.

Octavien Ngenzi and Tito Harahira were given life sentences for the arranging the "massive and summary executions" of villagers in Kabarondo, where both of the accused were former mayors. Survivors testified that both men were involved in the massacre, in which hundreds of people were killed with machetes.

 
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