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ICTR: Hategekimana: Trial Chamber Sentences the Accused to Life Imprisonment

2001-12-06, Arusha, Tanzania. Ildephonse Hategekimana, who was a Commander of the Ngoma Military Camp in Butare Préfecture, a lieutenant in the Forces Armées Rwandaises and a member of the Butare Préfectural Security Council during the 1994 genocide, was found guilty of genocide, murder as CAH and rape as CAH. Although the Trial Chamber rejected many [...]
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Argentina: Jorge Rafael Videla, former head of state, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

2010-12-22, Cordoba, Argentina. A Cordoba Court sentenced Jorge Rafael Videla, 85, former Argentine dictator, to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed during his 1976–1981 regime when over 10’000 people were disappeared and killed. Mr. Rafael Videla was sentenced in 1985 to life in prison, however, was pardoned five years later by former President Carlos [...]
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France: Bazaramba: Accused Sentenced for Inciting Genocide

2010-06-11, Porvoo, Finland. The Eastern Uusimaa District Court in Porvoo, Finland, convicted Francois Bazaramba, 59, a former  Rwandan pastor, for inciting genocide and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The Court found that Mr. Bazaramba incited hatred and anger towards Tutsis, forced them to leave their houses and ordered others to burn the houses down. The charges are related [...]
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Gacaca: Hategekimana Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

2010-05-09, Kimisagara, Rwanda. After a 4-day trial, Kimisagara Gacaca Court sentenced Bernard Hategekimana, a.k.a. Mukingo, to life imprisonment for his role as an owner of Kamarampaka newspaper. Mukingo was found guilty of inciting genocide and supervising killings of Tutsis at Mpari roadblock during the 1994 genocide. In 1991, he wrote in his newspaper’s 5th edition that [...]
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Germany: Boere: Former SS Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

2010-03-23, Aachen, Germany. The German Court convicted Heinrich Boere, former Silbertanne member, for killings of three Dutch civilians (Fritz Hubert Ernst Bicknese, Teun de Groot, Franz Wilhelm Kusters) in 1944. Boere joined SS shortly after Germans took over Maastricht. Boere’s lawyer unsuccessfully pleaded the defence of superior orders. Judge Nohl pointed out that there was [...]
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