Sunday, June 26, 2011

Female Genocidaire sentenced to life

    According to Wikipedia Pauline Nyiramasuhuko (born 1946) is a Rwandan politician who was the Minister for Family Welfare and the Advancement of Women.

    Born in the small farming community of Ndora, in the province of Butare she attended high school at the Ecole sociale de Karubanda. It was there where she became friends with the future wife of Juvénal Habyarimana, who became President of Rwanda in 1973.

    Nyiramasuhuko trained and worked as a social worker. She then worked for the government's Ministry for Social Affairs, educating women about health and childcare. In 1992 she was appointed Minister for Family Welfare and the Advancement of Women in Habyarimana's government.

    Last week, Nyiramasuhuko was found guilty on seven of the 11 genocide charges she faced, including conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide and "rape as a crime against humanity."
    Her son Arsene Shalom Ntahobali was also sentenced to life.

    Nyiramasuhuko, became the first woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda which sits in Asusha Tanzania.Source URL:
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