IBUKA welcomes extradition of Genocide suspects

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 18 November 2016 saa 09:46
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IBUKA has commended the recent deportations and extraditions of genocide fugitives to Rwanda. Jean Claude Henri Seyoboka was deported from Canada, Claude Iyamuremye, and Jean-Baptiste Mugimba were extradited from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Leopold Munyakazi was deported from the United States.

All four suspects fought expulsion for many years before losing their cases. They will now stand trial for crimes they are accused of committing in Rwanda during the Genocide against the Tutsi.

IBUKA President Prof Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu said "Genocide survivors welcome these deportations and extraditions because they are critical for justice. They are also important for national healing because there is no reconciliation without justice. We applaud this demonstration of international solidarity and trust in the fairness of the Rwandan judicial system.”

"However, other genocide perpetrators continue to live freely in different countries especially France. These countries have to emulate the example of Canada, Netherlands and the United States, and cooperate with the government of Rwanda to bring genocide suspects to justice.Doing so, would uphold the dignity of the victims."

IBUKA is the umbrella body of organizations representing genocide survivors in Rwanda. Its mission is to promote the welfare of survivors of the Genocide Against the Tutsi, preserve the memory of the victims, combat genocide denial and uphold justice.

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IBUKA president, Prof Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu