Colonel blamed for death of his men

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Colonel blamed for death of his men

Brussels - A Belgian officer who served with the United Nations in Rwanda last year is to stand trial over the massacre of 10 of his men by Rwandan soldiers, the Belgian army announced yesterday. Colonel. Luc Marchal will face charges in a military tribunal of "homicide by lack of foresight and precaution". The 10 Belgian peace-keepers were captured, tortured and killed by Rwandan troops on 7 April 1994, the day after the country's President, Juvenal Habyarimana, died in a suspicious air crash. The Belgians were guarding the Prime Minister, Agathe Ulwingiyimana, who was also killed by Rwandan soldiers. AP

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