Former Rwandan Mayor Found Guilty of Genocide by German Court

By Katie Bacharach

Onesphore Rwabukombe, a former Rwandan mayor, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in the Rwandan genocide, according to the BBC

He was found guilty of ordering the killing of between 400 and 1,200 people who had taken refuge at a church in Kiziguro, where Rwabukombe was the mayor at the time. He had been living as a political refugee in Germany since 2002. This was the first trial to take place in Germany in connection with the Rwandan genocide.