Ignace Murwanashyaka

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Ignace Murwanashyaka

Ignace Murwanashyaka (14 May 1963 – 16 April 2019) was a Rwandan rebel leader. He was born in Butare. He was a founding member of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). It was formed in 2000 and is an ethnic Hutu rebel group. Many of the FDLR members had a part in the Rwandan genocide towards the Tutsi people. The FDLR is active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is said to have carried out war crimes and crimes against humanity. Murwanashyaka lived in Germany. He was arrested in November 2009. In September 2015, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

On 16 April 2019, Murwanashyaka died after bout of ill health in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He was 55.[1]

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  1. "Former Rwandan rebel leader accused of war crimes dies in Germany". Modern Ghana. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.