Rwandan guilty of 1994 atrocities

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Canada has completed its first war-crimes trial - convicting a Rwandan man of atrocities carried out during Rwanda's genocidal conflict in 1994.

The trial of Desire Munyaneza, 42, heard from 66 witnesses over two years.

He was accused of leading a militia who raped and killed dozens of Tutsis, and orchestrating a massacre of 300 to 400 Tutsis in a church.

Munyaneza, who faces a life sentence, is the first person to be convicted under Canada's 2000 War Crimes Act.

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