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Danish court orders extradition of genocide suspect

Written by: Our Reporter
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 7:54

A Danish court on Tuesday ruled that alleged genocide suspect, Wenceslas Twagirayezu be extradited to Rwanda for his role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.


The court sitting in Hillerød, Denmark ruled in line with what the state prosecutor had evaluated last year that Twagirayezu, was implicated and there were indeed grounds for his extradition back to Rwanda.


Media reports from Denmark said that the court indicated that the extradition was not against the extradition law and does not breach the relevant condition in the European Human Rights Convention.


Twagirayezu, 50, who was arrested last year had been living in Denmark since 2001 and became a Danish citizen in 2014. He is wanted for his role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi where he is said to have led a local militia in the former Gisenyi prefecture.


Twagirayezu has denied charges against him and he reportedly appealed the extradition ruling.


This is not the first extradition case involving a genocide suspect from Denmark, previously Emmanuel Mbarushimana was extradited to Rwanda from Denmark.



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