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Rwanda Genocide Suspect Extradited

The Rwandan authorities say a genocide suspect has been extradited from Denmark and will be back in the country in a few hours’ time.

Wenceslas Twagirayezu is accused of carrying out atrocities during the 1994 genocide in which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

Rwandan prosecutors accuse Mr Twagirayezu of extermination, murder and crimes against humanity.

At the time he was a local official of the Coalition for the Defence of the Republic (CDR) – a radical pro-Hutu party which is accused of inciting as well as carrying out violence.

Mr Twagirayezu who is now 50 years old is also accused of leading a local militia in Rubavu District in the north-west of the country.

He had been fighting his extradition through the courts in Denmark where he has been living since 2001.

Rwanda has issued international arrest warrants for more than 800 people it accuses of committing atrocities during the genocide.


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