United Kingdom mulls on heeding to Rwanda’s call

Tutsi people were murdered in 1994 , in Rwanda. Photo: Rwandan Media

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) is considering partnering with Rwanda in their bid to bring to book those who perpetrated the genocide in 1994 in the country.

Rwanda accuses Vincent Bajinya, Célestin Ugirashebuja, Charles Munyaneza, Emmanuel Nteziryayo and Célestin Mutabaruka of holding key leadership positions during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The five are current resident in Europe.

“We are taking seriously the Government of Rwanda’s request to investigate the five alleged genocidaires in the UK and I can tell you that the Metropolitan Police have been here for visits,” said Lindy Cameron the DfID Director General.

Previously, the alleged suspects had been arrested before and released by the UK judiciary  arguing that they may not get fair trial if extradited to Rwanda.

The genocide saw a mass slaughter of Tutsis in Rwanda by the majority Hutus government. The onslaught lasted a period during the 100-days.

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