THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A court in the Netherlands on Friday jailed Dutch-Rwandan woman Yvonne Basebya for inciting genocide during the central African nation's 1994 genocide.
"The court orders the suspect jailed for six years and eight months," judge Rene Elkerbout said, acquitting her of other charges including war crimes and genocide perpetration.
Basebya, 66, faced a total of six charges before The Hague's district court for her role in the slaughter of almost a million people, committed by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and moderate Hutus. She could have been jailed for life.
"She incited unfortunate youngsters to commit murder against Tutsis during meetings, as evidenced by the song she sang, 'Tuba Tsembe Tsembe', which means 'let's exterminate them all'," judge Elkerbout said.
Two of Basebya's daughters were in court and started crying as the judgement was read.
Basebya, wearing a pink jacket, black trousers and had her hair pulled back, was impassive during the sentencing, as was her husband, Rwandan former MP Augustin Basebya.