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Rwandan woman becomes first ever Dutch genocide convict

A court in the Netherlands on Friday jailed Rwandan-born Yvonne Basebya for inciting genocide in the central African nation in 1994, the first such conviction by a Dutch court. "The court orders the suspect jailed for six years and eight months," judge Rene Elkerbout said, acquitting her of other charges including war crimes and genocide perpetration. Basebya, 66, faced a total of six charges before The Hague's district court for her role in the slaughter of almost a million people, committed by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Rwandan woman becomes first ever Dutch genocide convict

A court in the Netherlands on Friday jailed Dutch-Rwandan woman Yvonne Basebya for inciting genocide in the central African nation in 1994, the first such conviction ever of a Dutch national. "The court orders the suspect jailed for six years and eight months," judge Rene Elkerbout said, acquitting her of other charges including war crimes and genocide perpetration.
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