Wednesday, May 26, 2010

France / Rwandan Genocide

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Arrested in France
Agence France-Presse dispatch on Google News, May 26, 2010
Photo: AFP
"French police on Wednesday arrested a Rwandan doctor accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide, the latest suspect forced by Paris to answer allegations of atrocities. Eugene Rwamucyo, who last month was dismissed from his hospital post in northern France, is wanted by Kigali for allegedly planning and carrying out atrocities in the Butare region of southern Rwanda. The doctor, aged in his 50s, was on an Interpol watch list and wanted in Paris in connection with a complaint filed by the families of genocide victims for crimes against humanity. His arrest came nearly three months after police detained Agathe Habyarimana, the widow of Rwanda's assassinated ex-president, and one of the alleged masterminds of the genocide of Tutsis and moderate Hutus. It also follows President Nicolas Sarkozy's landmark trip to Kigali in March during which he said France would do everything possible to ensure that 'all those responsible for the genocide are found and are punished.' Sarkozy is to welcome Rwandan President Paul Kagame to Nice next week as one of the forty-odd African leaders invited to a France-Africa summit. [...]"

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