Immigration Newsletter

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BBC NEWS | Africa | Rwanda queen-killing suspect held

BBC NEWS | Africa | Rwanda queen-killing suspect held

One of the most wanted suspects in Rwanda's 1994 genocide has been arrested in Uganda.

Idelphonse Nizeyimana was an intelligence chief at the time of the genocide, in which about 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed.

He has been extradited to Tanzania face trial at a UN-backed tribunal, accused of organising the killing of thousands - including the former Tutsi queen.

Rwanda's government welcomed the arrest but said he should be tried in Rwanda.