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U.N. PANEL INDICTS 2 OVER LINKS WITH RWANDA GENOCIDE

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The United Nations international tribunal investigating the 1994 Rwanda bloodbath has indicted two former senior officials on genocide-related crimes, tribunal officials in the Rwandan capital Kigali said this weekend.

The officials did not say exactly when the indictments were returned against Col. Theoneste Bagosora, a former chief of cabinet at the Ministry of Defense and commander of the then power-base military barracks at Kanombe near Kigali's airport and former Transport Minister Andre Ntagerura.Bagosora is accused of arming the hard-line Interahamwe militia and playing a key role in the April 1994 massacres. He fled from his homeland after the Rwanda Patriotic Front swept to power in Kigali and he now lives in Cameroon.

No further details on the indictments were available.

The tribunal, based in the northern Tanzanian diplomatic town of Arusha, was set up to try perpetrators of the Rwanda genocide.