Rwanda: French Court Sentences Former Rwandan Spy-Chief to 25 Years in Prison for Genocide | African News | Scoop.it

Pascal Simbikangwa, a former Rwandan intelligence chief, was found guilty of complicity in the 1994 genocide and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

 

He's the first genocide suspect to be tried in France, which has long been accused of being too slow to bring perpetrators to justice. The prosecution had called for life-imprisonment.

 

After more than 11 hours of deliberation, a guilty verdict was finally handed down to the 54 year old, former spy chief.