Monday, January 09, 2006

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Rwandan guilty of tourist murders

BBC News has an update on the trial of a former Rwandan soldier, who has been found guilty of the brutal murder of eight western "mountain gorilla tourists" and a game warden in 1999.
Jean Paul Bizimana, 31, was among Rwandan rebels who abducted 14 tourists and their guide as they tracked rare mountain gorillas, the judge said.

Nine of them were brutally killed with clubs and machetes. The tourists were from the US, the UK and New Zealand.

Bizimana is to be sentenced on Friday by the Kampala court.

His lawyer said he would appeal.