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The Rwandan judiciary sentenced Ladislas Ntaganzwa to life imprisonment for leading massacres during the genocide

May 29, 2020

The Supreme Court for International Crime in Rwanda sentenced Ladislas Ntaganzwa to life in prison on Thursday for participating in several massacres committed against the Tutsi community during the 1994 genocide.

The former mayor of Nyakizu municipality was held responsible for encouraging and armed the Hutu people to kill in various areas in the south of the country where around 25,000 ethnic Tutsis died.

Ntaganzwa, 58, was arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2015, extradited to Rwanda in 2016, and charged with genocide, murder and rape.

The Rwandan judiciary sentenced Ladislas Ntaganzwa to life imprisonment for leading massacres during the genocideThe Rwandan judiciary sentenced Ladislas Ntaganzwa to life imprisonment for leading massacres during the genocide

Between April 14 and 18, 1994, Ntaganzwa was responsible for, among other things, promoting the murder of a group of people who had sought refuge from violence in the Cyahinda community in Nyakizu.