Former Pastor Elizaphan Ntakirutimana and Son Convicted by U.N. of War Crimes

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Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, a former pastor at a Rwandan Seventh Day Adventist Church, is convicted (along with his son) by a U.N. war crimes tribunal of genocide for orchestrating the slaughter of hundreds of Tutsis who sought refuge at his church complex. Ntakirutimana is the first church leader convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Elizaphan Ntakirutimana is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment which he serves in full; one month after his release he will die.

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