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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Genocide charge for ex-minister
A survivor prays at a mass grave
Many of those responsible for the genocide have yet to face justice
Rwanda's former justice minister has been charged in a Rwandan court over her alleged role in the 1994 genocide.

Agnes Ntamabyariro appeared in Nyarugege District Court on Monday: the most senior official to be charged with genocide in a Rwandan court.

Officials told the BBC's Geoffrey Mutagoma the court had postponed the case until 3 July as one of her lawyers was currently in Belgium.

Ms Ntamabyariro, 69, was arrested in Zambia in 1997 and delivered to Rwanda.

Some 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates were killed in the genocide.

Most of the high-profile genocide cases have been tried by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, based in Arusha in Tanzania.

Ms Ntamabyariro is being tried in the Rwandan justice system since she was handed over to Rwanda rather than to the United Nations following her arrest.

The tribunal has so far convicted 28 ringleaders of the genocide.




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