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April 14, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations prepared Wednesday for a possible withdrawal of all its peacekeepers from the bloodied chaos of Rwanda after Belgium--the former colonial power now targeted by some of the killers in the Central African nation--decided to pull out its key contingent of 440 troops. In Rwanda, "the continued discharge by (the U.N.
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July 17, 2001 | From Reuters
The U.N. court investigating the 1994 genocide in Rwanda said Monday that it has taken four investigators off its payroll because they are suspected of war crimes. The disclosure was a fresh blow to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, already under fire for being behind schedule and bogged down in bureaucratic infighting.
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September 8, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most alarming sign to date that Rwanda's agony is set to resume, young men carrying stocks of rations and weapons are slipping into the country's forest borderlands in what appear to be "classic preparations for guerrilla war," the top U.N. official here said. In his weekly situation report to U.N.
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May 16, 2001 | Associated Press
The head of the U.N. tribunal for Rwanda has refused to renew the contracts of seven African and Indian prosecutors, citing incompetence, a move that sparked allegations of racism. The decision by Carla del Ponte was revealed in a letter responding to a complaint the prosecutors had sent to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The attorneys told Annan they thought that Del Ponte's decision was racist and that their contracts should be renewed. Most of the contracts expire this month.
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May 26, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, bristling with anger and frustration, derided the international community Wednesday for talking but doing little else to stop genocide in Rwanda. He denounced the inaction as a scandal. "All of us are responsible for this failure," the secretary general told a news conference. "It is a genocide which has been committed. More than 200,000 people have been killed, and . . . the international community is still discussing what ought to be done.
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December 13, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of fitful work and delay, an international tribunal on Tuesday announced its first indictments against suspects in Rwanda's 1994 genocide of 500,000 or more people. The indictments were sent to various countries where the eight suspects are believed to have fled into exile, the court said. The names of the defendants were withheld until they can be taken into international custody. The U.N.
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February 6, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing a deadly surge of attacks on humanitarian aid groups, the United Nations withdrew hundreds of expatriate and Rwandan relief workers from western Rwanda in armed convoys Wednesday and sharply curtailed operations in the rest of this increasingly tense country. The emergency pullout from four provinces followed the brutal ambush Tuesday of five U.N.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan felt the full force of this nation's anger when he was blasted over the world body's handling of the 1994 genocide and then boycotted by top officials. In the capital, Kigali, Annan sat through a blistering indictment of the United Nations' failures before, during and after the genocide, delivered in parliament by Foreign Minister Anastase Gasana. Then he was stood up by the country's president, vice president and prime minister at a dinner in his honor.
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January 28, 2000 | Associated Press
A U.N. tribunal found a former Rwandan tea factory manager guilty Thursday of three genocide-related charges, including rape, and sentenced him to life in prison. Alfred Musema is the first private citizen tried and convicted by the tribunal, which is prosecuting chief architects and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide of more than 800,000 minority Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. The three-judge panel found Musema, 50, guilty on one count each of rape, genocide and crimes against humanity.
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May 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ugandan shells rained down on Rwandan positions, and neither side's forces made a move to leave this Congolese port city Tuesday, a day after both Uganda and Rwanda agreed to withdraw their troops. Rwandan army commanders said their emplacements at Bangoka airport, 10 miles northeast of Kisangani, were targeted by 70 mortar shells from the direction of the Ugandan military base before dawn Tuesday. There were no casualties, and Ugandan military officials refused to comment.
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May 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ugandan shells rained down on Rwandan positions, and neither side's forces made a move to leave this Congolese port city Tuesday, a day after both Uganda and Rwanda agreed to withdraw their troops. Rwandan army commanders said their emplacements at Bangoka airport, 10 miles northeast of Kisangani, were targeted by 70 mortar shells from the direction of the Ugandan military base before dawn Tuesday. There were no casualties, and Ugandan military officials refused to comment.
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January 28, 2000 | Associated Press
A U.N. tribunal found a former Rwandan tea factory manager guilty Thursday of three genocide-related charges, including rape, and sentenced him to life in prison. Alfred Musema is the first private citizen tried and convicted by the tribunal, which is prosecuting chief architects and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide of more than 800,000 minority Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. The three-judge panel found Musema, 50, guilty on one count each of rape, genocide and crimes against humanity.
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December 17, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotionally searing report, a special commission concluded Thursday that a lack of will and resources prevented the United Nations from stopping the genocide in Rwanda that killed 800,000 people in 1994. The three-member panel placed broad blame--from former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who rarely attended Security Council meetings and did not allow officials with responsibility for Rwanda to brief council members, to Kofi Annan, the current secretary-general.
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December 7, 1999 | Associated Press
A U.N. court convicted a former Rwandan Hutu militia leader Monday of ordering the deaths of thousands of Tutsis and sentenced him to life in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity. Georges Rutaganda "deliberately participated in the crimes and has not shown the slightest remorse," Judge Laity Kama said. Rutaganda, convicted on three of eight counts of genocide and crimes against humanity, was vice president of the Interahamwe militia.
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November 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rwanda has refused an entry visa to United Nations war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte in protest over the release of a prominent genocide suspect by a U.N. tribunal. The government earlier this month suspended relations with the tribunal after Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, a leading suspect in the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 people died, was freed.
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November 7, 1999 | Associated Press
The Rwandan government suspended cooperation with a U.N. tribunal on Saturday after the court freed on a technicality a former official accused of helping organize the nation's 1994 genocide. The government criticized Wednesday's decision by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to immediately release Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, a former Foreign Ministry official who was being held in Arusha, Tanzania, where the court is based.
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January 10, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Hutu mayor used the respect his position commanded to order the killing of 2,000 Tutsis, prosecutors argued in opening a U.N. tribunal's first case against a suspect in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. Jean-Paul Akayesu has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of torture, murder and genocide. Akayesu's lawyers said they intend to challenge the credibility of the 31 prosecution witnesses.
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August 26, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations regained jurisdiction over Rwanda's 1.2 million refugees Friday, but its plan to resume sending them home took off sluggishly. Even allowing time to smooth the rough spots, this week's sound and fury over resettlement of exiled ethnic Hutus has served to remind the nations of this Central African region, and the developed world, that peaceful resolution of this predicament could take a year--more likely years.
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September 3, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first guilty verdict for genocide handed down by an international court, a former mayor from Rwanda was convicted Wednesday for his role in the 1994 slaughter of more than 800,000 people in his African nation. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the U.N.
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May 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan felt the full force of this nation's anger when he was blasted over the world body's handling of the 1994 genocide and then boycotted by top officials. In the capital, Kigali, Annan sat through a blistering indictment of the United Nations' failures before, during and after the genocide, delivered in parliament by Foreign Minister Anastase Gasana. Then he was stood up by the country's president, vice president and prime minister at a dinner in his honor.
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