Rwanda appeals to regional countries over genocide suspects


KIGALI, Sept. 30– Rwanda’s Prosecutor General Jean Bosco Mutangana Thursday called on his counterparts in the East African Community to bring Rwandan genocide suspects in their countries to justice.

Mutangana was speaking at the opening of the 6th annual general meeting of East African Association of Prosecutors in Rwandan capital Kigali. Mutangana said Rwanda had issued indictments for several Rwandan genocide suspects. He asked the prosecutors to ensure the suspects are either brought to justice or extradited to Rwanda. Ayub Mwenda, Tanzania’s deputy prosecutor general, said his country is ready to bring any suspect Rwanda indicts and is found to be living there. Rwanda has indicted about 600 genocide suspects said to be living in different countries in Africa, Europe, North America, and New Zealand, according to prosecution.The 1994’s Rwandan genocide left around one million people killed, mainly Tutsi and moderate Hutus. – XINHUA