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US News The former Rwandan genocidal Bagosora died in prison in Mali

00:55  26 september  2021
00:55  26 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Former Rwandan army colonel Theoneste Bagosora sits before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha December 18, 2008. REUTERS/International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda /Handout. BAMAKO, Sept 25 (Reuters) - A former Rwandan army colonel who was accused of masterminding the slaughter of 800,000 people during the 1994 genocide has died in prison in Mali , Malian officials said on Saturday.

Théoneste Bagosora (born 16 August 1941) is a former Rwandan military officer. He is chiefly known for his key role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide

Rwanda-Genocide / (Photo): The former Rwandan genocidal Bagosora died in prison in Mali

Bamako, September 25 (Reuters) - former Colonel Rwandan Theoneste Bagosora, condemned for genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrated the massacre of Tutsis Rwandan in 1994, died in Mali where he was detained, said Malian officials Saturday.

Theoneste Bagosora, who died at age 81, had been sentenced to the prison for life by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), a reduced sentence of 35 years of detention.

The TPI prosecutors had accused the one who was the Cabinet Director of the Rwandan Minister of Defense at the time of the assassination of Hutu Juvenal Habyarimana President for taking the command of Hutus soldiers and Interahamwe militia who massacred 800,000 Tutsis and Hutus. moderate in a hundred days.

The Canadian General Roméo Dallaire, who commanded UN's peacekeepers in Rwanda in 1994, "said Colonel Bagosora of" brain "of genocide and had accused him of having personally threatened him. (Tiemoko Diallo, French version Tangi Salaün)

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