January 28, 2000 |
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.
December 7, 1999 |
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.
November 23, 1999 |
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.
November 7, 1999 |
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.
September 3, 1998 |
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.
May 8, 1998 |
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.