Genocide trial of former Rwandan mayor starts in Germany

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A former Rwandan mayor went on trial Tuesday accused of ordering three Tutsi massacres during the country's 1994 genocide, in the first such case prosecuted in Germany.

Onesphore Rwabukombe, a 54-year-old ethnic Hutu, is accused of genocide, murder, as well as incitement to genocide and murder before the higher regional court in the western city of Frankfurt.

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