This file photo taken on Oct. 25, 2016 shows Former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa arriving to attend his appeal trial at the courtroom in Bobigny on Oct. 25, 2016. / AFP / BERTRAND GUAY
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A French jury retired to consider its verdict Saturday over an appeal by a former Rwandan intelligence agent jailed for 25 years in France's first trial over Rwanda's 1994 genocide.Pascal Simbikangwa was found guilty of genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity in a landmark 2014 trial that marked a turning point in France's approach to suspected genocide suspects living on its soil.Simbikangwa, who insists he is innocent, launched an appeal in October, in a six-week trial to be decided by nine jurors and three magistrates.
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