Survivors of the slaughter welcomed the decision, noting that the death
penalty had existed in Rwandan law before the genocide.
"It didn't deter people from picking up machetes to slaughter their fellows - that's why we are not bothered by its removal," said Theodore Simburudali, president of the Ibuka genocide survivors' group.
For more on this very welcome development, go here. (Hat tip to Jason over at Democracy In Action.