Prosecutor: Rwandan should be sentenced to life

12th November 2008, Comments 0 comments

The Public Prosecutor's Office in The Hague says a Rwandan man allegedly involved in the 1994 genocide should be sentenced to life imprisonment.

12 November 2008

THE HAGUE - The Public Prosecutor's Office in The Hague has demanded that a Hutu man accused of mass murders in the 1994 Rwandan genocide be sentenced to life imprisonment.

Rwandan Joseph Mpanbara is accused of taking part in the killing of thousands of Tutsis in a church. He is charged with shooting and raping people in the church. On another occasion he reportedly killed women and children in an ambulance.

The 40-year-old denies all charges.

Mpanbara requested asylum in the Netherlands in 1998. He was arrested two years ago when the Dutch authorities were informed about his alleged role in the massacre.

The Rwandan genocide saw 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus killed by the Hutu-led government and ethnic militias.   

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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