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Priest gets life for Rwandan genocide

Latest update : 2008-03-12

Athanase Seromba, a Catholic priest charged with genocide in connection with the 1994 mass murders, was sentenced to life in prison by the UN war crimes court for Rwanda.

The UN war crimes court for Rwanda on Wednesday sentenced the first Roman Catholic priest tried for genocide to life in prison for his part in the country's 1994 mass murder.
   
"The appeals chamber quashes unanimously the sentence of 15 years imprisomnent and enters, by majority, the sentence of imprisonment for the remainder of his life," judge Mohammed Shahabuddeen said.

Date created : 2008-03-12

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