Norway: Rwandan 'made genocide victims dig own graves'
Thursday 04 October 2012
A Rwandan accused of organising the killing of 2,000 people during the genocide in 1994 led a militia that made victims dig graves and then killed them with grenades and machetes, an Oslo court was told.
Sadi Bugingo, who denies aggravated murder, funded the militia and worked with officials to organise the murders, witnesses said. Police and the mayor of Kibungo told Tutsi civilians to gather for a rice handout, then let the militia kill 1,000 people, said Antoine Rusheni, who lost five of his seven children. He added: "It seemed Bugingo was leading them."
Mr Bugingo denies a similar role in the killing of another 1,000 people at a Catholic centre the next day.
Another witness, Clarisse Kanyange, said the victims were told to dig holes in the ground "to use as latrines", adding: "We later learned these were to be used as mass graves."
Mr Bugingo faces up to 21 years in a Norwegian jail if convicted.
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Putin opponent reveals Russian President's daughter's secret identity
Ball pool for adults opens in London
Gay couple buy JebBushForPresident.com web domain, and refuse to sell
16 Waitrose customers who could not cope with the end of free coffee
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: Phase Co-ordinator for Foundation and Key S...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: SEN Teacher We have a fantastic special n...
Negotiable: Tradewind Recruitment: My client is an 11-18 all ability co-educat...
£100 - £150 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: Year 6 Teacher Birmingham Jan 2015...