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Former Minister And Her Son Get Life In Prison For Genocide

June 24 2011


A former Rwandan minister has become the first female to be convicted of genocide, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar).

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), based in Tanzania, found Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, 65, guilty Thursday on seven of 11 genocide charges.

Once the minister of women's affairs, Nyiramasuhuko was accused of ordering rape and exterminations in Rwanda's southern Butare region in 1994.

Arsene Shalom Ntahobali, her son and a former militia leader, was...

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