11 Nov 2006

Rwandan nun jailed over genocide

"A Catholic nun has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for helping Hutu fighters kill hundreds of Tutsi during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, an official said.
Theophister Mukakibibi was sentenced by the traditional gacaca courts on Thursday for helping Hutu fighters to kill Tutsi hiding in a hospital where she worked. She was also accused of dumping a baby in a latrine.
Jean Baptiste Ndahumba, the president of the local gacaca court in Butare town, said: "She would select Tutsi [and] throw them out of the hospital for the militia to kill. She did not even spare pregnant mothers."
Mukakibibi is the first nun to be sentenced by a Rwandan court for her role in the genocide."

Aljazeera.Net - Rwandan nun jailed over genocide  See also The Triumph of EvilMore on the Rwandan Genocide on Wikipedia and Rwanda Information Exchange