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27 March 2017 04:42 (South Africa)

Former Rwandan rebel leader arrested in France

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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