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Nun sentenced to 30 years for genocide

November 11 2006

The Rwandan court has sentenced a Catholic nun to 30 years imprisonment for participating in the genocide in 1994. Teofister Mukakikibi helped militias Hutus to kill Tutsis hiding in a hospital, where she worked.

According to Chief Justice Jean Baptiste Ndahumby accused chose Tutsi hiding in the hospital, and drove them to the waiting killers. She did not regret and pregnant women. "She held meetings with the militia, and during the murder was accompanied by her army officer" - said the judge.

Two other Catholic nuns also found guilty of genocide - has done a Belgian court in 2001. Tried as priests.

Recall during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda were killed about 800,000 Tutsis and Hutus. Thousands of people died the hope of finding refuge in the church, the BBC.

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