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Former Rwandan minister put on trial for genocide in absentia

[JURIST] The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [JURIST news archive; official website] put former Rwanda education minister Andre Rwamakuba on trial [official website] Thursday despite his refusal to attend the proceedings [official press release]. Rwamakuba is accused of making lists of Tutsi people to be killed and participated in killings himself; he is formally charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, extermination, and murder. He was arrested in October 1998 and is being held at a UN detention facility. Reuters has more.

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