Rwandan General Convicted of Genocide

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Tuesday, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced Rwandan General Augustin Bizimungu to 30 years in prison for organizing and ordering the 1994 Rwandan genocide that left 800,000 people dead. The Court found Bizimungu guilty of 6 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, extermination, rape, and other international law violations.

Bizimungu, who fled to Angola after the genocide, was arrested in 2002 and detained until charged in 2004.

Bizimungu, who labeled Tutsis “cockroaches,” ordered their extermination and expulsion from Rwanda. In addition to the dead, over one million people fled the country during the genocide.

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