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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is a court under the auspices of the United Nations for the prosecution of offenses committed in Rwanda during the incident of genocide which occurred there during April, 1994, commencing on April 6. It is based in Arusha, Tanzania.

It was created on November 8, 1994 by the Security Council of the United Nations in order to judge those people responsible for the acts of genocide and other serious violations of the international law performed in the territory of Rwanda, or by Rwandan citizens in nearby states, between January 1 and December 31, 1994.

It was set up by the Security Council following the resolutions:

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1 Trial against "hate media"
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Trial against "hate media"

The trial against "hate media" began on October 23, 2000. It is charged with the prosecution of the media which encouraged the genocide of 1994.

On August 19, 2003, at the tribunal in Arusha, life sentences were requested for Ferdinand Nahimana, and Jean Bosco Barayagwiza, persons in charge for the Radio tÚlÚvision libre des Mille collines, as well as Hassan Ngeze, director and editor of the Kangur newspaper. They are charged with inciting ethnic hatred, before and during the period of the genocides of 1994.

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