A former governor has been given a harsh sentence after he was found guilty of planning one of the bloodiest genocides in the history of Africa.
Laurent Bucyibaruta, has been facing trial in a French court for allegedly planning the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
The genocide is believed to be one of the worst genocides not only in Rwanda but in the whole of Africa. About 800,000 peolpe died in the country.
During the massacre, Tutsis and moderate Hutus were the people who were killed. According to the court hearing, Laurent, who was then the governor of the Southern Gikongoro province, encouraged tens of thousands of Tutsis to seek refuge in Murambi Technical school only to be killed days later as confirmed by one of the survivors who testified against Laurent.
The court has sentence Laurent to 20 years in prison for committing the heinous act to serve justice to the families of those who lost their loves ones. May their souls continue resting in peace.
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