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Thursday 22 of April 2021

Official: Rwanda Genocide Suspect Extradited from Germany 


Site of the Ntrama Church massacre, where 5,000 people died as they tried to seek refuge  at a church in Kigali during Rwanda's ongoing genocide,photo: Wikimedia
Site of the Ntrama Church massacre, where 5,000 people died as they tried to seek refuge at a church in Kigali during Rwanda's ongoing genocide,photo: Wikimedia
Jean Twagiramungu's arrest in Frankfurt two years ago came more than two decades after the genocide in Rwanda

KIGALI – Rwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges.

Jean Twagiramungu’s arrest in the German city of Frankfurt two years ago came more than two decades after the genocide in Rwanda, where more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered by extremist Hutus.


Twagiramungu has been battling extradition request from Kigali, arguing he cannot receive fair trial in Rwanda.

He was handed over Friday to Rwandan police for prosecution in Rwanda by German officials at Kigali International Airport. Rwanda prosecution spokesman Justin Nkunsi told Associated Press that Twagiramungu faces charges of the genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity.