The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has sentenced colonel Bagosora to life for masterminding the Hutu and Tutsi massacres of 1994. Two other two former high-ranking officers and ex President Habyarimana’s brother-in-law Zygiranyrazo have been convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Two acquittals and two convictions, this was the end result of the trial before the Kigali military court for the murder of 13 Catholic clergymen during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
the extermination of Tutsis and moderate Hutus
From 6 April to 16 July 1994 Rwanda, a small country of Central Africa's region of the Great Lakes, was the scene of the genocide against the Tutsis and the moderate Hutus perpetrated by the extremists of the Hutu Power and the members of Akazu.
The region of Rwanda-Burundi, which was explored at the end of the Nineteenth century by the Germans, is assigned by the Society of Nations to Belgium for a mandate, in 1924. Fortified by the physiognomic theories of the Nineteenth century, Belgians placed their trust on the Tutsi ethnic group, which had conquered the crown around the Sixteenth century, unifying the country and establishing a feudal regome subjugating Hutus and Twas. In 1933 Belgians added the ethnical belonging to the Tutsis or Hutus to the data of the Rwandan ID cards.