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Interahamwe leader to be sentenced next month

A former Interahamwe militia leader Omar Serushago is to be sentenced on 5 February in Arusha. Serushago, who pleaded guilty to four counts brought against him by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, today appealed for leniency and asked for forgiveness from the people of Rwanda, a tribunal press release said. The prosecution asked for a sentence of not less than 25 years, saying that Serushago was directly responsible for the deaths of 37 people in Gisenyi.


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