Rwanda genocide ruling overturned

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The UN tribunal hearing cases from the 1994 Rwandan genocide has freed a man who had been sentenced to 22 years.

Protais Zigiranyirazo, the brother-in-law of ex-Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, had been found guilty of organising a massacre of 1,000 people.

But the appeals court judge said there had been serious errors in his trial and his conviction in 2008 violated "the most basic principles of justice".

Reporters say Mr Zigiranyirazo looked stunned and relieved by the ruling.

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