Gacaca convicts three men for Genocide crimes

KAMONYI – The Sheri B Gacaca Appeal Court has sentenced three offenders to 24 years in prison after finding them guilty of three different counts committed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Emmanuel Twagirumukiza, Thaddeo Ntiyamira, and Venant Karamutsa were convicted of killing, organising genocide and planning meetings in Ngamba sector and facilitating rape.
An ariel view of the Nyabarongo stream, where the rape victims were drowned at Kabuga cell, Ngamba sector in Kamonyi district. (Photo: D. Sabiiti)
An ariel view of the Nyabarongo stream, where the rape victims were drowned at Kabuga cell, Ngamba sector in Kamonyi district. (Photo: D. Sabiiti)

KAMONYI – The Sheri B Gacaca Appeal Court has sentenced three offenders to 24 years in prison after finding them guilty of three different counts committed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Emmanuel Twagirumukiza, Thaddeo Ntiyamira, and Venant Karamutsa were convicted of killing, organising genocide and planning meetings in Ngamba sector and facilitating rape.

The Court presided over by Goretti Uwimana, citing article 51/3 and 72 of the Gacaca code, said the trio was placed in category 1 of Genocide crimes.

The convicts had earlier been sentenced to three years of Community work (TIG) and had each served ten years and six months in prison.

However, survivors appealed the sentence, arguing that court had been too lenient to them.

During the Tuesday retrial, court heard that the trio handed over three women to rapists who after being raped were dumped in river Nyabarongo at Kabuga cell, Kimigenge village.

The said rapists are currently serving their sentences.

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