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Norway court opens first Rwandan genocide trial

[JURIST] A Rwandan businessman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide [HRW backgrounder; JURIST news archive] during Norway's first genocide trial. Sadi Bugingo is accused of taking a lead role in planning and leading attacks [Reuters report] against Tutsi civilians who sought refuge in a church and a hospital. The prosecution alleges that Bugingo was involved in killing about 2,000 members [AP report] of the Tutsi tribe. Norwegian prosecutors have collected statements from...

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