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Refugee from Rwanda convicted in 1994 genocide

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish citizen originally from Rwanda was sentenced to life in prison Monday for his role in the 1994 genocide in the African country.

Claver Berinkindi was found guilty of genocide and gross violation of international law.

Some 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were killed by Hutu extremists during the Rwandan genocide, according to the U.N.

ACLU sues Mississippi over ‘religious rights’ law

JACKSON, Miss. — The American Civil Liberties Union and a gay couple are suing the state of Mississippi over a law to allow workers to cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage as a reason to deny people services.

House Bill 1523 , passed by the Republican-majority Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Phil Bryant, is set to become law July 1.

NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle

WASHINGTON — In suing the state where she was born and raised for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century and made clear that the federal government sees its dispute with North Carolina as about far more than bathrooms and showers.

N. Korea boots BBC journalist as party congress continues

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea on Monday expelled a BBC journalist it had detained days earlier for allegedly “insulting the dignity” of the authoritarian country, while it continued to keep other foreign media away from the first-in-decades ruling party congress they had been invited to attend.