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Priest sentenced in Rwandan genocide

December 14, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

A Catholic priest in Rwanda was convicted of participating in the 1994 genocide in his country by ordering militiamen to set fire to a church and then bulldoze it while 2,000 people were taking shelter inside.

The Rev. Athanase Seromba was sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to 15 years in prison, although he will get credit for four years already served. The tribunal is based in Arusha, Tanzania.

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