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Rwanda mayor begins genocide appeal

[JURIST] Former Rwandan mayor Juvenal Kajelijeli [official ICTR case history; Trial Watch profile] Monday began his courtroom appeal of a life sentence imposed on himm in 2003 by the UN-created International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [official website]. Kajelijeli, onetime mayor of the Rwandan city of Mukingo, was accused and convicted of genocide, extermination, and direct and public incitement to commit genocide [2003 ICTR press release]. Read the ICTR announcement of hearing [official text]. Reuters has more.

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