Rwanda-Tanzania: UN court acquits Rwandan leader


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Rwanda-Tanzania: UN court acquits Rwandan leader

A UN court’s appeal chamber has acquitted a Rwandan leader who was sentenced to 20 years in prison over the 1994 genocide because of shortcomings in the evidence, reports Reuters. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) said late on Monday its appeals chamber had ordered the immediate release of Protais Zigiranyirazo, known as Mr Z. Zigiranyirazo. He was alleged to have been a member of Akazy, a small but powerful Hutu group believed to have plotted to exterminate the minority Tutsis.

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