A Roman Catholic nun has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Theophister Mukakibibi was jailed by a traditional Rwandan court for helping ethnic Hutu militiamen kill Tutsis hiding in a hospital where she worked.
Mukakibibi is the first nun sentenced by a Rwandan court for crimes committed during the genocide.
Two other Catholic nuns were found guilty by a Belgian court in 2001, and male priests have also faced trial.
Theophister Mukakibibi worked at the National University Hospital in the town of Butare during the genocide.
According to Jean Baptiste Ndahumba, president of the local gacaca court in Butare, the nun selected Tutsis sheltering in the hospital and threw them out for the militias to kill.
He said she did not spare pregnant women, and was also accused of dumping a baby in a latrine, the Reuters news agency reports.
“She used to hold meetings with militiamen and had an army officer as her escort during the killings,” Mr Ndahumba said…
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