The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide

During the genocide in Rwanda in 1994, “rape was as much a tool of genocide as the machete,” the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura has said.

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Burundi: Expert alarmed by “unacceptable” comments about Rwanda genocide

Recent comments by a prominent politician in Burundi stating that the 1994 Rwanda genocide was a “fabrication of the international community” have been branded by a UN human rights expert as “simply unacceptable.”

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Rwanda: UN tribunal convicts former mayor of genocide and extermination

The United Nations tribunal trying those most responsible for the 1994 genocide that engulfed Rwanda today found a former mayor guilty of genocide and extermination and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Former Rwandan businessman sentenced to 30 years by UN genocide tribunal

A former businessman accused of supervising the massacre of some 2,000 Rwandan Tutsi civilians taking shelter in a church was today convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison by the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the 1994 genocide.

UN tribunal renders judgments in appeals by two convicted Rwandans

A United Nations tribunal today affirmed the conviction and 15-year sentence of a famous Rwandan singer and composer for his role during the mass killings that engulfed the country in 1994, and reduced the sentence handed down against a top official after reversing a number of his convictions.

Former Rwandan colonel gets 25-year sentence from UN war crimes tribunal

The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan genocide today sentenced a former top officer in the country’s armed forces to 25 years of imprisonment after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.

UN tribunal clears two Rwandans accused of genocide, crimes against humanity

The United Nations-backed tribunal tasked with trying atrocities committed during the 1994 Rwandan massacre of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus today acquitted a priest who had been charged with genocide and crimes against humanity, a day after it did the same in the case of the brother-in-law of the country’s former president.

Former Rwandan intelligence chief pleads not guilty in UN war crimes court

A former Rwandan intelligence chief who was caught recently after being on the run for nine years entered a plea of not guilty today as he made his first appearance in front of the United Nations tribunal which indicted him for his role in the country’s 1994 genocide.

UN Rwandan genocide court nets second fugitive in two months

A former senior Rwandan military officer indicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for his role in the 1994 genocide in the tiny Central African country was handed over to the court today after being on the run for nearly nine years – the second fugitive to be delivered up in two months.

Fugitive Rwandan ex-mayor goes on trial at UN war crimes court for genocide

A former Rwandan mayor, who had been on the run for eight years, went on trial today at a United Nations war crimes tribunal on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in the 1994 massacres in the small Central African nation.