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Akayesu, Jean Paul

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Born: 1953 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Rwandan
Categories: Mayors

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1953 - Born in Arwanda, Africa.

1993 - He served as Mayor of Taba commune from April until June the following year.

       - He was responsible for performing executive functions and maintaining order in Taba, meaning he had command of the communal police and any gendarmes assigned to the commune.

1995 - He was arrested in Zambia in October, making Zambia the first African nation to extradite criminals to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

       - He stood trial for 15 counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violations of the Geneva Convention.

1998 - He was sentenced to life imprisonment on the 2nd of october.

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