Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Rwandan genocide

Rwandan genocide fugitive Kayishema arrested in South Africa

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Fulgence Kayishema has been at large since 2001. The former judicial police inspector is allegedly responsible for the slaughter of 2,000 Tutsi refugees during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

One of the last at-large suspects of the Rwandan genocide has been arrested in South Africa, the United Nations tribunal for war crimes committed in Rwanda said on Thursday.

Fulgence Kayishema allegedly orchestrated the slaughter of 2,000 Tutsi refugees at the Nyange Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) said.

Kayishema has been on the run since 2001 and was described by the tribunal as "one of the world's most-wanted genocide fugitives." He was arrested on Wednesday.

"Fulgence Kayishema was a fugitive for more than 20 years. His arrest ensures that he will finally face justice for his alleged crimes," IRMCT Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz said.

After the arrest, three fugitives remain on the IRMCT's wanted list for genocide in Rwanda.

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