Print Page | Close Window

Rwanda: Catholic Priest Jailed

Printed From: IslamiCity.com
Category: Regional
Forum Name: Africa
Forum Discription: Africa
URL: http://www.IslamiCity.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7338
Printed Date: 18 April 2014 at 2:58pm


Topic: Rwanda: Catholic Priest Jailed
Posted By: Hanan
Subject: Rwanda: Catholic Priest Jailed
Date Posted: 25 October 2006 at 8:25am

Rwanda: Catholic Priest Jailed for 'Denying the Genocide'

A Catholic priest, Father Jean-Marie Vianney Uwizeyeyezu, head of the parish of Kaduha in southern Rwanda, has been jailed to 12 years for "having downplayed the genocide", his lawyer said.

"He has received a sentence of 12 years in prison plus a fee from the Court of First Instance for having, in their words, downplayed the genocide", Mr Protais Mutembe, told Hirondelle News Agency. The priest was found guilty by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sitting in Arusha, Tanzania.

Fr Uwizeyeyezu was sentenced on October 6, the lawyer said. "We are going to appeal before the High Court", Mr Mutembe said, stressing that the priest who was arrested last May, is imprisoned in Gikongoro in the south of the country. http://allafrica.com/stories/200610231193.html - Allafrica




Print Page | Close Window