Former Rwandan rebel leader arrested in France

By Andy Rice 12 October 2010

Authorities in France arrested Callixte Mbarushimana, a former leader of the Hutu rebel group the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, on Monday for war crimes and crimes against humanity related to the 1994 genocide. The DFLR is accused of perpetrating crimes against humanity in 2001 and again in 2009. The arresting officers were acting on a warrant issued by International Criminal Court in September. Mbarushimana is accused of personally and intentionally contributed to the plotting of crimes against civilian populations in Rwanda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A spokesperson for The ICC said that Mbarushimana would be transferred within a few weeks to The Hague in the Netherlands after due process had taken place in France.  Read more: AFP, Voice of America

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