French court hands 25-year sentence to Simbikangwa for Genocide

In a landmark trial, a French court has sentenced Pascal Simbikangwa, intelligence chief of the regime that planned the massacre of an estimated one million people, to 25 years in prison over the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Pascal Simbikangwa. (Internet photo)
Pascal Simbikangwa. (Internet photo)

In a landmark trial, a French court has sentenced Pascal Simbikangwa, intelligence chief of the regime that planned the massacre of an estimated one million people, to 25 years in prison over the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

He was found guilty of complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity.

 

Simbikangwa was arrested in 2008 while living under an alias on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte. He is the first man to be convicted in France in connection with the Genocide against the Tutsi.

 

He denied all the charges against him.

 

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