25 years for Rwanda genocide executor

rwanda genocideFrom PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – RIGHTS groups have welcomed the sentencing of a perpetrator of the genocide that killed over 1 million people in Rwanda in 1994.
The French-based Bobigny Criminal Court has confirmed the sentencing of Pascal Simbikangwa to 25 years’ imprisonment for acts of genocide and
complicity participation in crimes against humanity for the disturbances.
He was supplying arms and instructions to the custodians of barriers erected in Kigali at the beginning of the genocide, which would have led
to the massacres of many Tutsi.
This trial follows the first instance of Octavian Ngenzi and Tito Barahira , both sentenced in July 2016 by the Paris Assize Court and sentenced to
life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Other Rwandan cases are under investigation before the French courts.
International Federation of Human Rights and Human Rights League hailed the decision saying it took into account the voices of the victims who
waited for over 20 years for justice to be dispensed.

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