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French magistrates drop two-decade investigation into assassination of Rwandan President
The Rwandan government released a statement Monday that French Magistrates Jean-Marc Herbaut and Nathalie Poux closed an ongoing investigation last Friday, into the 1994 downing of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane. Habyarimana, (More)
France prosecutors move to dismiss Rwanda genocide charges
French prosecutors have reportedly recommended dismissal of the charges against a group of current and former Rwandan officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana. Habyarimana, a member o (More)
Denmark appeals court upholds extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect
The Eastern High Court of appeals in Denmark on Friday upheld a decision that a Rwandan native and Danish national since 2014 can be extradited to face trial for crimes against humanity. Wenceslas Twagirayezu is suspected of committing crimes ag (More)
Turkey blocks Wikipedia as threat to national security
Turkey blocked the website Wikipedia on Saturday deeming it a threat to national security. Opponents say Turkey's choice to block the website further supports rights groups and Turkey's Western allies opinion that the country prohibits freedom of (More)
Lawyers request release of reporter detained in Turkey
Legal counsel for detained reporter, Deniz Yucel, appeared before the Turkish Constitutional Court to request his release, his employer Die Welt said Wednesday. Yucel was detained in mid-February, and has been held by the Turkish government since. (More)
US judge sentences Rwandan who lied about participation in genocide
A judge for US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa on Thursday sentenced a man who lied about his participation in the Rwandan genocide to 15 years imprisonment followed by deportation. Gervais Ngombwa was convicted [North Iowa Today (More)
Sweden court upholds life sentence in Rwanda genocide case
A Swedish court of appeals on Wednesday upheld the life sentence [judgment, PDF, in Swedish; press release, in Swedish] of a man convicted of genocide during the 1994 Rwanda genocide . The Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm found that Claver Berinkin (More)
Top Europe rights official urges Turkish government to 'change course'
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks on Wednesday urged Turkey to "change course and to display the responsibility and tolerance expected in a democratic society." The commissioner's document comes amid increased scrutiny (More)
UN court orders Turkey to release judge
A judge for the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals on Tuesday ordered the release of Turkish judge Aydin Sefa Akay who was detained in July. The order stresses that the Turkish government should release Akay and "cease all legal proc (More)
Investigating French Officials' Role In Rwanda Genocide
JURIST Guest Columnist Jean-Marie Kamatali of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law discusses the benefits of investigating French officials' role in the Rwanda Genocide...On November 29th the Prosecutor General of Rwanda released a statemen (More)
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