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Latest update : 2011-06-24

Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda handed down a life sentence to Pauline Nyiramashuko, the first woman to be charged with genocide. She was convicted for committing atrocities during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

AFP - The UN court for Rwanda on Friday sentenced the first woman to be charged with genocide and incitement to rape before an international court, Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, to life in prison, presiding judge William Hussein Sekule said.

Nyiramasuhuko was found guilty on seven of the 11 genocide charges she faced, including conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide and "rape as a crime against humanity."

Her son Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, one of five co-accused, was also sentenced to life.
 

Date created : 2011-06-24

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