The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) has commended America for deporting a genocide suspect to Rwanda, Munyakazi Léopold and called on other countries including Netherlands to follow suit.
The statement issued yesterday by the executive secretary of CNLG, Dr. Jean Damascene Bizimana reads in part; “The fact that America has valued the request of Rwanda to arrest and deport Munyakazi Léopold a suspect in involvement in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and genocide denial is a great symbol in justice that should be emulated by other countries.”
The statement says that the deportation of genocide suspects to Rwanda signifies a great step towards justice delivery and suspects will face fair trial.
The statement reads that the deportation of Munyakazi to Rwanda should motivate Netherlands to do the same and extradite Mugimba Jean-Baptiste and Iyakaremye Jean Claude, genocide suspects wandering there.
The court of appeal in Netherlands ruled in July 2016 to deport the two genocide suspects , Mugimba Jean-Baptiste and Iyakaremye Jean Claude but the decision remains in abeyance.
Mugimba is suspected of preparing and participating in the killing of Tutsi in Nyamirambo, Nyarugenge, Nyakabanda, Kimisigara sectors and in Biryogo among other parts of Kigali city.
He was arrested on January 23rd, 2014 following the arrest warrant issued by Rwanda on 22nd November, 2012.
Iyakaremye known as Nzinga was also arrested by Netherlands police on 9th July 2013 following the arrest warrant issued by Rwanda. He is alleged to have led Interahamwe in the killing of Tutsi who had taken refuge at ETO Kicukiro.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) extradited to Rwanda Munyagishari Bernard, Uwinkindi Jean and Ntaganzwa Ladislas. Canada deported Mugesera Léon; Norvège deported Bandora Charles while Denmark extradited Mbarushimana Emmanuel.
- The executive secretary of CNLG, Dr. Jean Damascene Bizimana