The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda on Monday upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.
Matthieu Ngirumpatse and Edouard Karemera, the former head and deputy of Rwanda's National Revolutionary Movement for Development, had been handed life terms in 2011 for genocide, crimes against humanity and for not having prevented or denounced crimes committed by the party's militia, the Interahamwe, but had appealed the verdicts.
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