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Rwandan Soldier Gets Life Sentence for Murder



The Rwanda Military High Court has found Cpl Emmanuel Habiyambere guilty of murder for killing an innocent civilian on 22 September 2014.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and stripped of his military ranks during Military High Court proceedings that were held in Rubavu District on Thursday.

The judges led by Maj Bernard Hategekimana also ordered Habiyambere to pay indemnities amounting to 2, site check http://cooleyhandy.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/tmpl/generic_item.php 275, nurse 000 Frw to victims.

Habiyambere shot dead an innocent civilian, cure Niyoyita J. Claude and injured three others on 22 September 2014 in Rubavu District, Gisenyi sector, Kivumu cell.

The Military High Court started trial proceedings on 2nd October 2014, and continued on 12th and 13th November 2014.

The RDF statement released on 23 September 2014 when the incident occurred reiterated that RDF does not condone criminal acts and any form of indiscipline within its ranks.

“The suspect will be brought before Military Courts for prosecution and, if found guilty, he will be sentenced to the fullest extent of the law,” read the statement


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