71-year-old to 25 years in prison for genocide in Rwanda

A government official in Rwanda boasted of his killings and showed off one of his victims as a trophy, it sounded in court. A court in Belgium on Friday sente

71-year-old to 25 years in prison for genocide in Rwanda

A government official in Rwanda boasted of his killings and showed off one of his victims as a trophy, it sounded in court.

A court in Belgium on Friday sentenced a rwandan man to 25 years in prison for genocide and war crimes.

the Day before the 71-year-old former official of Rwanda was convicted of genocide committed during the bloody conflict in Rwanda in 1994, and Friday, it was charged by the belgian court to 25 years in prison.

The defendants, Fabian Neretse, refused guilty.

Judge Sophie Leclercq believed that Neretse had committed "an irreversible attack against the whole of humanity", and that he in the course of the trial had not shown signs of either compassion or remorse.

Convinced of its impunity and the right in his actions, and did he not boast of what he had done, and even to showcase one of his victims as a trophy, the judge said Friday.

the Genocide in Rwanda in 1994 killed some 800,000 people. Many of them were killed on the bestial show - chopped to death with, for example, machetes and screwdrivers.

Neretse was accused of having killed 11 unidentified civilians in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and two civilians in the smaller cities to the north in april and July 1994.

Nævningetinget found him Thursday guilty in 11 of the killings.

Neretse was Thursday, the first in Belgium to be known guilty of the charge of genocide.

Rwanda was a former belgian colony.

A law from 1993 giving belgian courts to prosecute genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, wherever they have taken place.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 23:00

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