Former Editor Charged With Inciting Rwandan Genocide


(AP) A Rwandan community court charged a Belgian missionary yesterday with inciting and planning the 1994 genocide in which more than half a million people were killed.

The community court classified Guy Theunis as a category one genocide suspect, a designation reserved for alleged leaders of the 100-day slaughter. The case was automatically transferred for trial to a conventional court, where the missionary will face a possible death penalty.

Theunis, who worked as the editor of Rwanda’s periodical Le Dialogue, denied allegations that he incited the genocide by reproducing articles from the Kangura, a newspaper that promoted the killing of members of the Tutsi ethnic minority.

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