Canada jails Rwandan war criminal

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A Rwandan man convicted of war crimes has been jailed for life by a Canadian court, without the prospect of parole for 25 years.

Desire Munyaneza, 42, was found guilty in May in the first court case brought under Canada's 2000 War Crimes Act.

He was convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in 1994.

Munyaneza was accused of leading a militia whose members raped and killed dozens of Tutsis, and of orchestrating a massacre of 300-400 Tutsis in a church.

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