Rwandan Genocide Mastermind Gets Life

Like a lot of you I saw Hotel Rwanda.  I also had the pleasure of meeting the main character Paul Rusesabagina a few years ago.  When I read his book earlier this year, “An Ordinary Man,” it prompted me to read other books about the Rwandan genocide.   Though each of them viewed the tragedy from different angles, including one from the killers themselves, none proved favorable to Col. Theoneste Bagosora.  Though its been more than a dozen years, one of the masterminds of the genocide has been sentenced to life in prison. 

 

*Pictured: Former Rwandan Army Col. Theoneste Bagosora, right, arrived with his co-defendant Col. Anatole Nsengiyumva at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on Thursday in Arusha, Tanzania. (Getty Images)