RWANDA REQUESTS FRANCE TO EXTRADITE ALOYS NTIWIRAGBO FOR HIS ROLE IN 1994 GENOCIDE
Rwanda has petitioned France to extradite one of the top genocide suspects, Aloys Ntiwiragbi recently found living in the European country.
Aloys Ntiwiragbi was the former head of intelligence in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide that killed at least 800,000 people.
Prosecutors say Aloys Ntiwiragabo was one of the key brains behind the Tutsi genocide, adding that he allegedly drew up lists of people to be killed, including Hutu opponents.
Investigators from Mediapart, an online newspaper in France revealed that Ntiwiragbi had been living in the suburbs of Orleans, about a hundred kilometres south of Paris for at least 14 years.
Ntiwiragbi’s location was revealed in July 2020, after Rwanda’s most wanted genocide suspect, Felicien Kabuga was found and arrested in Paris, France.
Felicien Kabuga, famed for being one of the wealthiest men in Rwanda is accused of financing the Tutsi-Hutus genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 100 days.
Investigators said Mr Kabuga, had been hiding in cooperation with his children while living under a false identity in Asnieres-Sur-Seine north of Paris.
Kabuga, now aged 84, pled for a trial in France citing his frail health and a high tendency for bias by the United Nations court in Africa.