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Rwandan guilty of war crimes

May 23, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A judge in the province of Quebec has found a Rwandan man guilty of war crimes during his country's 1994 genocide.

Desire Munyaneza, 42, is the first person convicted under a Canadian law that allows residents to be tried for war crimes committed abroad.

Munyaneza, a Hutu, faces a possible life sentence on charges that include genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the rape and slaughter of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

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