Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Key Rwandan genocide suspect arrested in Uganda

Here is an AP Report by GODFREY OLUKYA, of a Key Rwandan genocide suspect arrested in Uganda:

KAMPALA, Uganda – Interpol agents have arrested one of the most wanted suspects in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, a former top intelligence official accused of sending soldiers to execute the Rwandan queen, officials said Tuesday.

Officers of the Lyon, France-based global police agency arrested former Rwandan deputy intelligence chief, Idelphonse Nizeyimana, on Monday in Kampala, said Uganda's government spokesman Fred Opolot.

Ugandan police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said Nizeyimana is believed to have entered Uganda through neighboring Congo using fake travel documents.
Nizeyimana will be flown to Arusha, Tanzania, where the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sits.

More than half a million members of the Tutsi ethnic minority and moderates from the Hutu majority were slaughtered during the 100-day Rwandan genocide in 1994.
Rwanda's genocide began hours after a plane carrying President Juvenal Habyarimana was shot down.

The former captain in Rwanda's army is wanted on charges of genocide by the tribunal. Under the U.S. State Department's Rewards for Justice program, there is a reward of up to $5 million on Nizeyimana's head for any information leading to his capture.

According to a 2000 indictment prepared by the tribunal, Nizeyimana is alleged to have formed secret units of soldiers that carried out the execution of the then Queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gicanda, a symbolic figure for all Tutsis, among other prominent Tutsis.

Nizeyimana is the second high-profile arrest of a key Rwanda genocide suspect in two months.
A former mayor, Gregoire Ndahimana, appeared before the tribunal last week after being captured in Congo in August. Ndahimana had been on the run for 15 years and had a similar bounty on his head, but no one claimed it when he was arrested.

With Nizeyimana's arrest, 11 top suspects remain with similar bounties on their heads for their alleged roles in the 1994 genocide.

Here is a link to a video on rebuilding Rwanda, unfortunately no embed code www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A89QTcPWSs

This is great!! One of the top evil bastages that committed the horrendous genocide in Rwanda has been captured. They need to hang his butt from the flag pole, or better yet drop his body tied up in the streets and let all the people who survived that horrible tragedy and lost families, have at him. I believe that this genocidal maniac is due his just desserts.


Rotti said...

it's a sick world, everywhere.

Opus #6 said...

Let justice flow like a mighty river.

Teresa said...

Yes, indeed very sick.

Teresa said...

I agree. I like that saying.

Ron Russell said...

I think only a handful of these people will ever be brought to justice. Organized killing, in someways, seems to be a way of life in certain areas of Africa. It seems life is very, very cheap there and the public in those countries has a hard enough time putting food on the table.