France: Two Rwandans sentenced for life imprisonment over genocide crimes


Paris Assize Court on Friday confirmed life sentence to two Rwandans namely Octavien Ngenzi  andTito Barahira over Genocide crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Rwanda in 1994.

The case of these former Bourgmesters of Commune Kabarondo between 1977 and 1994 was opened in May 2016 where they were accused of giving orders to kill more than 3500 Tutsi that had sought refuge at Kabarondo Parish, crimes against humanity, intent to exterminate the mass and intent to exterminate the Tutsi.

The crimes were particularly committed in Kabarondo parish of the former Kibungo prefecture-nowadays  Ngoma District, Eastern Rwanda.

The duo was sentenced in first instance for life imprisonment two years ago.

Rwanda’s ambassador to France, Jacques Kabare he tweeted refering to  the ups and downs in this trial,  “Finaly justice is given,”

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