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A prosecutor with a U.N.-backed tribunal says a Rwandan fugitive wanted for allegedly playing a major role in the country’s 1994 genocide has been confirmed dead. Protais Mpiranya, “the last of the major fugitives” indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, died in 2006 in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe, the chief prosecutor with the U.N. International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, said in a statement Thursday. With the confirmed death of Mpiranya, there are now only five outstanding fugitives under the tribunal’s jurisdiction, the statement said. He had been charged with multiple counts of genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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Authorities say a former Alabama jail official has died and the murder suspect she is accused of helping escape from custody has been apprehended in Indiana after more than a week on the run. The two fugitives were caught Monday in Evansville, Indiana, after U.S. Marshals pursued their vehicle and then crashed into it. Officials say Casey White surrendered and Vicky White shot herself, and was taken to a hospital. The two are not related.  Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said White died from her injuries. The arrests ended a nationwide manhunt that began April 29.

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A court in North Macedonia has convicted the country’s fugitive former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, of using his conservative party’s funds to enrich himself and sentenced him in absentia to seven years in prison. The Criminal Court in the capital of Skopje ruled Thursday that Gruevski unlawfully acquired nearly 1.4 million euros from donations to the VMRO-DPMNE party from 2006 to 2012, part of the time he was in office. Gruevski, who was granted political asylum in Hungary, where he fled after being convicted on separate charges in 2018, denied wrongdoing. Defense lawyers say they will appeal Thursday’s ruling. Three other cases are pending against Gruevski on charges of corruption, election irregularities and abuse of office.  

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