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Rwandan minister incited genocide

Skulls of victims at the Genocide Memorial Site church of Ntarama, Rwanda
Some 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda's genocide

Former Rwandan Justice Minister Agnes Ntamabyariro has been jailed for life for her part in the 1994 genocide.

A court in the capital Kigali convicted her of conspiracy to plan the slaughter and delivering speeches inciting people to take part.

Mrs Ntamabyariro, arrested in Zambia in 1997, is the only member of the ex-government to be tried in Rwanda.

Others have faced trial at the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in the Tanzanian city of Arusha.

Born to a Hutu father and a Tutsi mother, she had appeared at the ICTR in 2006 in defence of another former minister.

Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the 100-day slaughter.

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