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Rwandan duo who helped Hutu militia prosecuted

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Rwandan duo who helped Hutu militia prosecuted


Two men have been found guilty of helping Hutu militia during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Half brothers Etienne Nzabonimana and Samuel Ndashyikirwa are yet to be sentenced by the Belgian court which put them on trial.

They were found to have supplied extremist Hutus with vehicles and weapons used in the massacre of Tutsis. Prosecutors said they even plied the killers with beer when they came back from their bloody rampages. The case was brought by a group of women – they survived the genocide because they were raped rather than slaughtered. An estimated 800,000 minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the three month bloodbath. Belgian law allows courts to try non-Belgian suspects accused of crimes committed outside Belgium.
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