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Rwandan academic sentenced to 9 years for trivialising genocide

A Rwandan academic has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment after being cleared of all but one charge, being found guilty of genocide revisionism.

Dr Leopold Munyakazi who was extradited to Rwanda by the US government in 2016 was cleared of the charges of genocide, complicity to commit genocide and incitement to commit genocide and murder by the specialised chamber for international crimes which is affiliated to Rwanda’s High Court.

He was however convicted of genocide revisionism for his use of academic space for trivialising the genocide against the Tutsi while in the USA, where he had fled in 2008 and continued work in academia.

See from Rwanda’s The New Times.