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Bizimungu, Pasteur

Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.
Nationality: Rwandan
Categories: Politician

1950 – Pasteur Bizimungu was born in the Gisenyi prefecture of Rwanda.

1990 – He joined the primarily Tutsi Rwandese Patriotic Front.

1994 – He served as President of Rwanda.

2000 – He resigned in dispute with parliament over prosecution of government officials for corruption.

2001 – Bizimungu founded an opposition movement, the Party for Democracy and Renewal (PDR).

2002 – He was placed under house arrest for continuing the operations of the party and charged with endangering the state.

2004 – He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to form a militia, inciting violence and embezzlement.

2006 – He appealed on the fact that he was convicted of crimes but the Supreme Court denied him.