Two Roman Catholic priests have been sentenced to die by a court in Rwanda for their role in the genocide of 1994, in which up to a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

The Rwandan Information Agency reported that April 16, a war-crimes tribunal in Kibuye, to the west of the Rwandan capital of Kigali, found the priests guilty of genocide and complicity in the deaths of 2000 Tutsis in April 1994.The priests were involved in two massacres. The tribunal found them guilty of having a bulldozer demolish a church at Nyange in the western Kibuye region, killing 2,000 Tutsis who were sheltering inside.