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Rwanda ex-official charged with crimes against humanity arrested in Tanzania

[JURIST] Former Rwandan Minister of Youth and Sports Callixte Nzabonimana was arrested [ICTR press release] Monday in Tanzania on charges relating to Rwanda's 1994 genocide, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website; JURIST news archive] said Tuesday. Nzabonimana faces charges [indictment, PDF] of conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitements to commit genocide, crime against humanity, and violations of Article 3 of the Geneva Convention. Reuters has more.

The ICTR was established to try genocide suspects for crimes occurring during the 1994 Rwandan conflict [HRW backgrounder] between Hutus and Tutsis in which approximately 800,000 people, primarily Tutsis, died.

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