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Defendant in Rwanda Genocide Trial in France Minimizes Role

Rwanda's former intelligence director denied charges of crimes against humanity and complicity in the 1994 genocide and told a Paris court on Wednesday he did not participate in “the descent into chaos” in his homeland.   On the second day of the high-profile trial, Pascal Simbikangwa sought to minimize his role in the three-month wave of bloodletting that killed some 800,000 minority Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus.   “I participated neither in the end of the war nor...

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