Germany: Ex Mayor Jailed 14 years for Ordering Deaths of 3,730 During Rwandan Genocide

19 Feb

A former Rwandan town mayor has been sentenced to 14 years for his part in a church massacre during the 1994 genocide, Times Live has reported.

Onesphore Rwabukombe, 56, was the mayor of the town of Muvumba, north-eastern Rwanda, when the massacre occurred.

At least 400 Tutsi victims were killed in an “extremely brutal manner” with machetes, axes and hoes, said presiding judge Thomas Sagebiel.

Rwabukombe had ordered the attack on the church grounds in the nearby town of Kiziguro and later organised disposing the bodies in pits, the court found.

More than 800,000 people were killed during the Rwandan genocide….

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