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Yearbook 1998

Rwanda. According to Countryaah, Northwestern Rwanda was plagued all year by hutumilis' assassinations against civilian Tutsis and the Tutsidomined army's counter-offensive. Every month there were reports of massacres. The worst offenses include an attack on a hotel outside the capital Kigali on July 12, when at least 34 people were killed while watching the World Cup finals in football. More than 100 people, mostly women and children, were killed to the north of the capital on the night of August 1st.

1998 Rwanda

During the fall, the army carried out a major offensive against the Hutu people. The fighting drove more than 600,000 civilians from their villages on the hills to collection camps, where protection was better but the livelihoods were small and the sanitary conditions poor.

The previously unknown Rwanda Liberation Army (ALIR) and its political branch An armed people for Rwanda's liberation (PALIR) emerged in June as a new language for the extreme Hut nationalists. The organization has emerged from the former Rwandan army and the militia Interahamwe, which was behind the 1994 assassination. Congo.

At the UN War Criminal Tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, former Prime Minister Jean Kambanda and former Mayor Jean-Paul Akayesu were sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity. Kambanda had pleaded guilty, but still did not escape the most severe punishment of the tribunal. In April, the first executions were carried out after the genocide. 22 people convicted in Rwandan courts for participation in the massacres were publicly arched, despite appeals from abroad that the sentence should be converted to prison. The executions in a short time got 5,000 prisoners in Rwandan prisons to also admit their guilt in the genocide in hopes of more lenient treatment.

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