Rwanda Tribunal Sentences Rutaganda to Life Imprisonment for Genocide and Rwanda Government Allows Chief Prosecutor to Visit

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Saturday, January 1, 2000
Bruce Zagaris
On December 6, 1999, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (CTR) sentenced Georges Anderson Nderubumwe Rutaganda to imprisonment for life following his conviction on one count of genocide and two counts of crimes against humanity. Meanwhile, on December 4, 1999, the Rawandan Government allowed the chief prosecutor to visit. The trial chamber was composed of Judge Laïty Kama, presiding, Lennart Aspegren and Navanethem Pillay. They unanimously found that Rutaganda incurred individual criminal responsibility in particular for having ordered, incited and carried out murders and for causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the Tutsi ethnic group during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994…[more]