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Rwanda genocide convictions overturned

Arusha, Tanzania -

A UN appeal court on Monday overturned genocide convictions of two Rwandan ex-ministers who were jailed for 30 years in 2011, and ordered their immediate release.

File photo: Former Rwandan Commerce Minister Justin Mugenzi. Credit: AFP

Appeals judge Theodor Meron overturned convictions for complicity to commit genocide and incitement to commit genocide against Justin Mugenzi, who was trade minister during the 1994 genocide, and Prosper Mugiraneza, former minister in charge of civil servants. - Sapa-AFP

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