German government yesterday extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi to Rwanda to face charges.
Jean Twagiramungu’s arrest in the German city of Frankfurt two years ago came more than two decades after the genocide in Rwanda, where more than 1,000,000 people were slaughtered by extremist Hutus.
Twagiramungu has been battling extradition request from Kigali, arguing he cannot receive fair trial in Rwanda.
He was handed over Friday to Rwandan police for prosecution in Rwanda by German officials at Kigali International Airport. Rwanda prosecution spokesman Justin Nkunsi told the press that Twagiramungu faces charges of the genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity.