The Appeals Chamber considers that the crimes for which Mr. Seromba has been convicted are egregious in scale and inhumanity. The Appeals Chamber stresses that Mr. Seromba knew that approximately 1,500 refugees were in the church and that they were bound to die or be seriously injured as a consequence of his approval that the church be bulldozed, knowing that the refugees had come to the church seeking safety.
Seromba was the first priest convicted by the ICTR, which sits in Arusha in neighboring Tanzania. AFP has more. The UN News Centre has additional coverage.
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