Rwandan Genocide Suspect Arrested in France

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On 23 January 2013 saa 06:36
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Innocent Musabyimana 40, a Rwandan national wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity, was arrested near Dijon town in France.

Both French and Rwandan Judges confirmed the arrest.

"He was arrested at the request of the prosecution," said the spokesman of the Prosecutor General of Kigali, Alain Bernard Mukuralinda.

It is reported that Kigali requested France to extradite the accused to Rwanda for further trial.

"He is accused of a number of offenses: genocide, complicity in genocide, murder, rape, membership and participation in a criminal group",detailed the Attorney General of Dijon, Jean-Marie Beney.

"I do not know for how he was in France, or how he got there," said the magistrate.

Rwanda had issued in November 2012 a request for arresting him pointing out that the suspect may be hiding in Dijon.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, the investigating chamber of the Court of Appeal of Dijon will rule whether to extradite Musabyimana to Rwanda.


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