OSLO: An Oslo court yesterday sentenced a Rwandan man to 21 years in prison for his role in the massacres of more than 1,000 Tutsis in three beastly attacks during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
Sadi Bugingo, a 47-year-old Hutu who has lived in Norway since 2001, was found guilty of being an accessory to genocide for ensuring that orders issued for the killings were carried out.
He did not face any charges of having carried out any killings himself.
The case centred on several events in April 1994: a massacre in a municipal building, another within the grounds of a Catholic church, and on several different occasions, the killing of people who had sought refuge in a hospital.
The three Oslo district court judges said in the ruling the murders were meticulously planned and the accused undoubtedly acted with premeditation, and that he made sure the massacre of Tutsi refugees was carried out in line with plans.