ICTR overturns Rwanda genocide convictions

LONDON. February 4. KAZINFORM A UN-backed court has overturned the genocide convictions of two Rwandan ex-ministers and has ordered their immediate release.

Justin Mugenzi and Prosper Mugiraneza were sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2011 by a lower court.

The appeal court quashed their conviction on charges of complicity to commit genocide and incitement to commit genocide.

About 800,000 people died during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Published by BBC

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